Does Colorado Workers’ Comp Cover Contract Workers?

Workers’ compensation is an essential part of most employment arrangements. This insurance coverage provides benefits for employees who suffer a workplace injury or develop an occupational illness, helping pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.  However, if you’re a contract worker, you may find yourself in a gray area regarding workers’ compensation coverage. Unique…


Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws

In Colorado, family and medical leave laws ensure a balance between the work and personal lives of employees. These laws are designed to support employees during significant life events or personal or family health challenges. While the interplay of state and federal statutes can be complex, eligible businesses must obey family and medical leave laws—otherwise,…


How to stay safe while avoiding the dangers of welding

Colorado has many residents who work as welders. While many welding jobs are high-paying, they’re also some of the most dangerous types of construction work. Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 560,000 welding-related injuries happen each year. That’s why welders must ensure they follow all safety precautions while working. Checking…


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…

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