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Construction Site Injuries are Common Workplace Injuries in Colorado

Construction sites are known for their potential hazards, and in Colorado workers are injured on these sites every day. As the state and economy grows, there are more construction sites and risks for workers, which is why it’s important to be aware of workers’ compensation laws and your rights.

Construction site injuries are common workplace injuries in Colorado, and if you’re injured in this way, you’ll need to understand exactly what to do to get the benefits you may be entitled to. If you’re injured at work, contact the Denver offices of Flaxman Law Group at 970-999-0530 as soon as possible. We can discuss what you can do in your specific case to protect your future.

Understanding Construction Site Injuries in Colorado

Construction is a vital industry in Denver and across Colorado, driving growth and the economy. However, this progress comes with inherent risks for construction workers. The most common injuries for workers in this sector are:

  • Falls from Heights. Working at elevated levels without proper safety measures can lead to severe falls and related injuries.
  • Struck-by Objects. Workers can be injured by falling objects, such as tools or construction materials, at the site.
  • Contact with live electrical wires or equipment can result in electrocutions and serious injuries.
  • Construction site employees are around trucks, cars, forklifts, and other vehicles. The presence of workers and these vehicles in one spot can lead to crashes.
  • Workers on construction sites can be exposed to asbestos, dangerous building materials, and toxic chemicals. This can lead to serious occupational illnesses, including cancer.
  • Machinery Accidents. Construction machinery can cause injuries if not operated and maintained properly.
  • Trench Collapses. Workers in excavations may face the risk of cave-ins, leading to severe injuries.

If You’re Injured, When Do You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Colorado has workers’ compensation laws meant to protect workers, including employees on construction sites. The no-fault insurance system is meant to provide injured workers with benefits that can pay for medical care and replace lost income, so workers can recover from workplace injuries and illnesses without the need to sue their employers and wait for their case to work its way through the courts.

Unfortunately, many Colorado workers have trouble accessing their rightful benefits. The application process is complex and in some cases employers and their insurance companies attempt to delay or deny a worker their benefits. Even when benefits are granted, some workers find they do not cover all their costs.

For all these reasons, many injured Colorado construction workers turn to workers’ compensation attorneys in Denver and other cities. Experienced attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your construction site injury. They can build a strong case, advise you, and advocate to ensure you receive the maximum benefits available to you under the law.

If you suffer a workplace injury or illness on a construction site, contact the Denver offices of Flaxman Law Group as soon as you can. Delaying action could jeopardize your chance to seek the compensation you deserve. Our team is happy to offer you a free, no obligation consultation if you’ve been injured, so you can talk to a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer and get information about your rights and potential next steps. We’re ready to help. If you’re injured, contact us at 970-999-0530 today.

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