Not every workplace accident that ends with an individual receiving workers' compensation benefits requires injuries so severe that the employee is permanently disabled or requires months of intensive medical care. It is possible to receive workers' compensation benefits to cover lost wages, even if those lost wages are for only a few days of work.
Though many people think of the more recent tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, when they hear the date, a tragedy just as momentous occurred almost 50 years prior outside of Denver.
Colorado workers can expect that their employer will provide them with a safe environment and that they are safe from injury while at work. Although all Colorado employees are owed this, some employers expose their workers to extremely dangerous or deadly conditions, and when a worker is injured, he or she is entitled to compensation, lost wages, and dependency and death benefits.