Injured in a Construction Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. According to OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), 971 of the 4674 deaths in the workplace in 2017 — almost one in five — were in the construction sector. In addition to those fatalities, thousands more workers were injured enough to lose work… Read more »

Legal Dive: Nanez v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office

As we’ve discussed here in the past several times, workers’ compensation claims can be often be tricky. The sad truth, however, is that we often downplay some of the details because while some go mostly smoothly when you have all your ducks in a row, there are situations that are absolutely disturbing when you realize… Read more »

How Construction Site Workers Optimize Compensation Claims

Working in construction is an attractive job for millions of people across the country. There are a wide variety of roles for a person to choose from, the pay is usually quite good, and most of the time, it provides stable employment. Unfortunately, construction jobs also lead to thousands of workers’ compensation claims every year… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Statistics That You May Not Know

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Although most jobs are relatively safe, sustaining an injury from an acute incident is never outside the realm of possibility. If the injury is severe enough, then you may find yourself submitting a workers’ compensation claim. It’s very possible that you don’t know a lot about workers’ compensation, and that’s perfectly okay. We’ve covered some… Read more »

How to Maximize Your Workers Comp Claim

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With so many hard-working men and women in the workforce today, the possibility of being injured on the job is a real concern for millions of Americans. When you are no longer able to work or are limited in what you can do because of a serious injury, workers’ compensation can help you receive financial… Read more »

10 Simple Ways to Prevent Construction Site Accidents (part 2 of 2)

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It seems that you can’t drive or even walk very far these days without seeing some sort of construction going on, whether it’s road workers digging up a city street or construction of a new commercial building. While we certainly wish that these jobs were 100% safe, the truth is that accidents in the construction… Read more »

10 Simple Ways to Prevent Construction Site Accidents (part 1 of 2)

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Every day, thousands of construction sites across the country are in full operation with multiple workers tending to various tasks throughout the day and night. Too often, these workers are subject to injury because of unsafe working conditions – and that’s where you come in. Whether you are a business owner, site manager, or construction… Read more »

Worker Injured While Performing Union Activities

Union workers can wear many hats in relationship to their employment. They are like most other employees, union or otherwise, during the workday. They are supporters for fair wages and employment conditions during a strike. And those involved with union leadership are advocates for union members and negotiators of collective bargaining agreements with management. So,… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Cameras in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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One of the questions we receive most frequently with regards to workers’ compensation cases is whether video surveillance is useful when arguing a case. Clients want to know if video footage could help them in their fight for benefits, or if an employer can use video footage against them. Knowing the answer to this query… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation 101

Have you ever spotted a “WARNING IF YOU ARE INJURED ON THE JOB” sign hanging on the wall of your job’s break room? The State of Colorado requires all public and private employers to provide Workers’ Compensation coverage and to provide notice of these benefits in a common area at all times. Even though many… Read more »