ACL injuries can be painful and disabling

We hear about professional athletes suffering knee injuries all the time. These can occur when undue stress is placed on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) which connects the upper and lower parts of the leg. When the knee is twisted or bends too much, the ligament can stretch or partially tear. In severe cases, the…


The violence problem faced by health care workers

Health care workers face their share of workplace job hazards that may lead to injury, most notably overexertion along with slips and falls. But one area that sometimes gets overlooked is workplace violence, which has become a major issue. On a regular basis, nurses, doctors and other health care workers are punched, kicked, beaten, bitten,…


What is de Quervain Syndrome?

This post, we’ll continue our series on repetitive stress work injuries older workers are prone to get after years on the job. De Quervain Syndrome, also referred to as de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, is a painful condition that causes inflammation in the tendons attached to your lower thumbs and wrists. When these tendons become swollen, they begin to rub in the tight tunnel that they pass through connecting your hand to the upper part of your…


Routine activities lead to more injured workers

Accidents can occur at any job in Colorado or elsewhere around the nation, regardless of the industry or size of the business. Despite what one may believe, most injured workers have not experienced a horrific accident or work in hazardous conditions. In fact, the majority of injuries are caused by mundane occurrences, such as trips,…


Denver’s ‘Blue Mustang’ and construction deaths

The rearing Blue Mustang – a 32-foot-high fiberglass sculpture that has guarded Denver International Airport for the last decade – has gained notoriety not just for its glowing neon red eyes and locally-dubbed nickname of “Blucifer.” It actually killed its creator Luis Jimenez. The renowned and, sometimes, controversial sculptor essentially died in a workplace accident…


Workplace eye injuries and how to prevent them

Every day, about 2,000 workers suffer an eye injury that requires medical treatment. More than 100 of these workers will lose more than one day of work because of the injury. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of on-the-job eye injuries and some common-sense steps that workers can take to minimize the…

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