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Workplace Accidents in Colorado Springs

Common Types of On-the-Job Accidents

According to 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 online today or call (719) 602-5888. Clawson & Clawson, LLP has offices in Colorado Springs, Parker & Pueblo.

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