Workplace Accidents in Colorado Springs
Common Types of On-the-Job Accidents
Colorado Workplace Fatalities —2010, a report from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics,
motor vehicle accidents were the most common type of fatal workplace accident
in the state in 2010. A traffic collision may be covered by workers'
compensation provided that it occurred in the performance of the victim's
job duties. The next most common type of accident involved self-inflicted
injuries, followed by being struck by an object or equipment, and falls
from heights. Whether you have been injured in a
slip and fall at work or have lost a loved one in a fatal accident on the job, you can
find help with
filing for workers' compensation by coming to Clawson & Clawson, LLP.
Eligibility for Workers' Comp Benefits
A Colorado Springs workers' comp attorney from our firm is ready to
meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of
your accident and to begin working to prepare your claim. Fortunately,
it is not necessary to prove that your employer is at fault for causing
the accident due to the fact that workers' compensation is a no-fault
type of insurance. Provided that you did not cause the accident through
willful negligence, you are most likely entitled to claim benefits to
pay for your medical treatment and to help you replace your lost wages.
Need a Colorado Springs Workers' Comp Attorney?
Workplace accidents can occur under a variety of circumstances. They frequently
involve some type of violation of the regulations of the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration, such as unguarded machinery, an unsecure
scaffold or ladder, or unprotected electrical currents. In other cases,
they may be attributed to the negligence of a co-worker, for example,
such as by leaving a box in a walkway or dropping an item on the accident
victim. Even the accident victim's own clumsiness or oversight may
be to blame. Whatever the cause of your accident, we want to help you
navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation system and
assist you with obtaining the benefits you deserve. Contact our firm today.
Clawson & Clawson, LLP has offices in Colorado Springs, Parker & Pueblo.