If you work in the retail industry, you are well aware of Black Friday. This day traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. With so many deals and door busters, people often map out their shopping strategy, taking into account the other holiday shoppers they are sure to run into.
When a worker suffers a serious injury at a job site, such as a crush injury, there is typically an investigation to look into the cause of the accident. These types of investigations can take weeks and even months. Often the first concern is whether the area is safe for workers to return to work.
At least 17 counties have been affected by the Colorado flooding. More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed and thousands of people have been applying for federal aid. As officials continue to respond to the devastation, the Governor has selected a Chief Recovery Officer to make sure that restoration and rebuilding stays on schedule.
As we mentioned in an earlier post, an increase in the number of construction jobs in Colorado could mean an increase in construction site-related injuries. Before the weather cools, road construction continues across the state. But road construction can be dangerous for both drivers and workers.
In an uncertain economy, the news of more jobs being created can be great news. For Coloradans, as more people are building homes, more construction jobs become available. In fact, in the past year, nearly 9,000 construction-related jobs were created throughout the state.
Although many people in Colorado might be nervous to drive near big tractor-trailer trucks, thinking that they might get severely injured if they were involved in a truck accident, many truckers are also at risk of serious injuries in an accident. It may be easy to assume that most truck accidents are caused by negligent truck drivers, but that is not always true. And when a truck driver suffers work injuries in Colorado, he or she can file for workers' compensation benefits.
What may have started as a regular day for a team of construction workers working on a university building, but it ended with four of the workers hospitalized and three of them in serious condition. It remains to be seen what caused this horrible construction site accident, as well as how long it will take before the injured construction workers will be allowed to resume work, if ever.
While many people in Castle Rock Parker may look at the large semitrailer trucks rumbling down the road and think about the kind of damage an accident with a heavy truck could cause, the drivers employed by the trucking companies are also at risk of serious injury. When trucking accidents do happen, it is important to remember that it is not always the truckers' fault; sometimes it is a motorist who caused the accident.
For anyone in Denver who has had to miss some work, they know that just losing a week's worth of pay can be very difficult. Now, imagine not getting paid for a year; for many people it would be next to impossible to cover costs without getting paid for a year. Throw medical expenses on top of that and most people would quickly become impoverished. Fortunately, if someone is missing work because of an on-the-job injury, he or she could still be getting paid through the Colorado workers' comp benefits program.
Not every job in Greeley is in the city or even easily accessible if an accident were to happen. While this can be dangerous, it would only make sense that those employees who don't have ready access to emergency services would be well trained and prepared for an emergency if it were to arise. Even with the best planning and training, however, accidents can and do happen, some of which are fatal.