Franklin Pound—an employee of Pipeline Systems, Inc.—was busy working on a new pipe installation at the Sewickley Borough’s sewage treatment plant in July 2010 when tragedy struck. One of his coworkers fell into a concrete pit. Pound and others rushed to help. Pound climbed down into the pit along with the plant manager and an inspector. They attempted to rescue the fallen coworker, but Continue Reading
Workers’ Compensation & Work-Related Injuries
Nobody expects to be injured on the job. But the truth is, every year there are more than 30,000 workers’ compensation claims filed in Colorado.
You might think if you’re injured at work your employer will do what it takes to help you get through the injury, taking care of you and your family. Unfortunately, many workers find reality is a different story.
You need a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer working on your behalf, to protect your rights and to make sure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.
Representation by a work injury lawyer can more than double your settlement amount.
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Are you concerned about your employer firing you because you had to file a workers’ compensation claim? If you’ve been injured on the job in the state of Colorado, it is technically legal for an employer to fire you during the process of a workers’ compensation claim. However, employers are not legally able to fire employees out of retaliation because of the claim. They must present valid Continue Reading
Across the nation, many states and cities have seen increases in wages within the last two months. The recent “living wage” debates and protests have brought attention to the daily struggles of workers who make the hourly minimum wage. Across the U.S., officials have responded and made steps toward increasing the minimum wage to a more suitable pay for workers to live and thrive on. Two of the Continue Reading
Look for big changes to come to the online profile of Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. The Colorado DWC is moving away from a severely outdated legacy computer system to a system that will allow to more easily track their workers’ compensation claims. This system is highly sophisticated and will “oversee the claims handling process, monitoring the chronology of events and ensuring Continue Reading
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