How Long Do I Have to File a Denver Workers’ Comp Claim?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance policy carried out by employers to protect employees if they sustain injuries while on the job. This safety net offers numerous benefits, including medical treatment costs, lost wages due to time off work, and disability benefits if the injury has long-term or permanent effects. While these benefits can…


Dollar General labeled “severe violator” by OSHA

Dollar General operates 28 distribution centers and over 19,000 retail stores in Colorado and around the country that employ more than 150,000 people, but according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the company does not take workplace safety regulations very seriously. The retailer had a history of violations, but after an inspection of…


What should my employer be doing to prevent nurse injuries?

Nurses are at risk for a variety of injuries on the job, including injuries from moving patients. Several factors, such as improper lifting techniques, overexertion and slips and falls, can cause these injuries. Hospitals can help nurses avoid these injuries by providing proper training, equipment, and support. Here are some tips for hospitals to help…


What are the most common causes of workplace accidents?

Some workplaces in Colorado, especially industrial ones, are filled with potential dangers. Others have little to none. Yet all have potential problems where injuries can occur, even when an environment seems completely safe. Common situations cause workplace accidents If you are a victim of a workplace injury that qualifies for workers’ compensation, chances are one…


The danger of amputation injuries at work

According to an OSHA report, there is an average of seven amputations each day in workplaces across the United States. Because of this disturbing statistic, OSHA required that all employers report significant injuries as of 2015. It’s a hazard that every Colorado worker should be aware of so they can hopefully prevent it from ever…


Symptoms and prevention of occupational hearing loss in Colorado

Occupational hearing loss is a common workplace injury in Colorado that can have serious long-term consequences. Therefore, employers and employees must be aware of the risks of occupational hearing loss and take steps to prevent it. What is occupational hearing loss? Occupational hearing loss is hearing damage that is caused by exposure to loud noises…

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