According to Johns Hopkins Hospital, an estimated 600,000 people are injured nationally as a result of skiing or snowboarding. But because ski resorts here in Colorado have little oversight from federal and state governments and aren't required to release deaths and injuries to the public, the total number in Colorado is relatively unknown.
Colorado employees who are injured on-the-job may think that filing for workers' compensation is easy, but they are often not ready for the scrutiny and pushback that some employers may put up. Because many Denver workers depend on those lost wages while they are out recovering from an injury or accident, it is essential to have an experienced attorney helping file for workers' compensation and fighting for the employee when the employer tries to cast doubt on the workers' story.
In a previous post, we briefly discussed carpal tunnel syndrome and how workers can be affected by this particular occupational disease. This particular disease can develop when workers do repetitive work.
Injuries that stem from a work-related incident can make it difficult to get a job done. If you are working on a computer every day, a wrist injury can prevent you from typing on a keyboard. If your job requires a lot of movement, a back injury could significantly limit what tasks you can perform.
When a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she can seek workers' compensation benefits to help with things like medical expenses. But how do courts define "work-related injuries" or determine whether an injury occurred during the course of employment? The answers to those questions can dictate whether an injured worker will receive workers' compensation.
There are several different ways that an employee can suffer a brain injury while at work. A worker could slip and fall on a wet floor or get hit on the head by falling debris or other objects. Regardless of how the head trauma happens, the brain injury that may follow can have devastating consequences.
A recent post discussed the dangers that Colorado road workers face on-the-job each day. A Colorado Department of Transportation worker was killed after he was struck by a car; he had been retrieving a piece of loose debris from the road to prevent future accidents from occurring.
When the weather outside is nice, Colorado residents may see more workers out on the roads where there is construction. But construction zones are not the only place where workers are at risk of getting injured. Whenever something falls off a car and could potentially cause an accident, a Colorado Department of Transportation worker may have to get it off the road.
It is reasonable to assume that when an employee is injured in a work-related accident, there are some immediate consequences. These can include physical injury, medical expenses, and time off work for recovery. All of these things can further escalate the employee's frustration. But an injured employee can seek workers' compensation to help with some of the financial challenges that can arise.
A worker can suffer a work-related head injury in a number of ways. Debris could fall on his or her head or the worker could slip and fall on a wet floor. And while the recovery from a head injury can cause a lot of complications both professionally and personally, a head injury can cause another type of injury: a brain injury.