When Colorado families lose loved ones in fatal workplace accidents, they typically have to deal with unanticipated financial hardship at a time when they might be overwhelmed by grief. Fortunately, in most cases, the workers' compensation insurance program offers death benefits to ease the stress related to the high costs of funerals and burials. Furthermore, survivors' benefits include wage replacement packages to make up for lost income.
No matter one's chosen line of work, almost every job carries some degree of risk of bodily harm. Sadly, there are some occupations that are inherently more dangerous, which too many Colorado workers have experienced after requiring medical treatment caused by a workplace accident. Unfortunately, one man recently died from the injuries he suffered on the job.
Employees at manufacturing plants in Colorado and throughout the country may often have hazardous working environments. Depending on the industry, workers could have to deal with large equipment or heavy machinery that could cause potential accidents. Certainly, companies have procedures so that the jobs can be executed safely. However, despite safety guidelines, some workplace accidents still occur. One plant in another state has had two fatally injured workers in the past seven months.
It is difficult to understand how employers can disregard the life-threatening hazards to which employees are exposed when they have to work in unprotected trenches. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that it had recently completed an investigation into an incident last December. It involved a injured workers and a trench collapse in Colorado Springs.
Often, linemen go unnoticed and unappreciated for their long hours on the job while also performing dangerous jobs that are physically demanding. Regardless of the weather conditions, when the power goes out, linemen are the first ones out there to make sure power is restored. The recent loss of a lineman in an on-the-job accident in another state underscores the importance of workers' compensation death benefits for the families of fallen workers in Colorado and across the country.
Over the past few years, the number of workplace accidents have continued to drop, thanks to a rise in safety standards. As Colorado employers continue to implement these safety measures, many benefits are retained, such as minimal work-related injuries or deaths, and fewer workman's comp claims. Although most industries have enjoyed a decline in workplace accidents, many others continue to rise, especially in construction.
Winters in Colorado bring a lot of snow, which also means more visitors to the Loveland Ski Area. With the enhanced foot traffic to the area, employees work extensively to maintain equipment and make repairs as needed in order to keep visitors as safe as possible. While keeping visitor's safe, it's also important for employers to keep the safety and health of their workers a high priority as well. With the recent tragedy of a Loveland employee, a workers' compensation claim for death benefits may be obtainable.
Construction company owners in Colorado and all other states are responsible for the safety and health of their employees. Federal and state safety agencies govern workplace safety compliance with prescribed regulations. It is often said that many workers' compensation claims for death benefits might have been avoided if safety rules had not been violated.
Workers who build and repair the roads of Colorado put their lives on the line with every shift they work. Too many construction zone workers have been injured at work because of negligent drivers who pass the zones without caution. On a recent Tuesday morning, a construction worker was critically injured in Thornton.
Maintenance workers in Colorado and other states face many different safety hazards as they go about their duties. The same goes for similarly employed people elsewhere, as was reported by a recreation center in a neighboring state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that the agency is investigating an accident that led to the death of a maintenance worker. The incident may result in a workers' compensation claim for death benefits.