For some Colorado residents, one of the most dangerous things about work could be dust. This dust is highly combustible and could cause serious damage to a workplace and, worse, could seriously injure or kill employees. It may be impossible to completely eliminate the threat in certain industries, but it is an employer's responsibility to work with its employees on how to safely operate in such a high-risk field.
If you ask many people in Colorado whether they'd prefer to work alone or with their coworkers, many may choose the solitude, especially those that work in a crowded office. While it is certainly nice to have some peace and quiet in the workplace, there are benefits to having colleagues present. One welder may not have survived an explosion and some crush injuries if he hadn't had a coworker, making him glad that there was someone else at the excavation business that day.
Coal is a highly combustible material and anyone in Colorado who works with coal or at a coal-burning power plant knows just how dangerous the stuff can be. Just because an employee has to deal with potentially dangerous materials all day long does not mean, however, that it is acceptable for employers to be anything short of vigilant in regard to employee safety. Sadly, accidents do happen, however, and when they do, injured Colorado employees are entitled to medical benefits to help with recovery.
Imagine going to work in Greeley when all of a sudden your building explodes with you in it. While it may seem like something out of the movies, this actually happened earlier this week. An employee of Bunge had been working in a grain elevator when it caught on fire and exploded.
Whether you work in a Denver lab or a Colorado manufacturing plant, you should be able to expect that you will be safe at work. If you do suffer work injuries, however, it is possible to file for workers' compensation to cover your medical expenses and your lost wages while you are recovering. It is important that anyone in Colorado with a severe workplace injury seek medical attention, but shortly after, he or she should get help from a workers' compensation attorney to help file for benefits.
In several previous posts, we've discussed some of the accidents that can occur in grain elevators. These types of incidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities among grain workers. When it comes to work environments, grain elevators can be dangerous.
Workers who are injured in an accident on-the-job can claim workers' compensation benefits to help with some of the financial challenges that may arise. These benefits often cover the cost of medical bills and lost wages until the worker is able to return to work.
An unsafe work environment can result in a number of different workplace injuries. Workers can get crushed by moving equipment or suffer a head injury from falling debris. Whatever the cause, a worker who suffers an injury on-the-job can seek workers' compensation benefits to help with some of the financial costs that can arise with an injury.
In our previous post, we discussed how recovering from a brain injury can be a painful process. In fact, recovering from any injury requires a lot of patience and endurance, not to mention a network of supporters. But when workers are injured on-the-job and are forced to take time off to recover, they are unable to work and may also become stressed over finances.