As your source of livelihood, your job is important to you and your loved ones. As a hard worker, you expect your employer to ensure your safety, and you trust your equipment to protect you. Sadly, this is not always the case, and when a tool or other piece of equipment malfunctions in the workplace, it can lead to devastating injuries.
If you have been injured while at work, you may be able to seek out compensation. The laws surrounding civil claims on behalf of workers can be complicated, so it is best to consult an attorney to ensure that you understand the options available to you. If you are able to move forward with your claim, a lawyer who is experienced in Colorado’s courts can guide you through the process with minimal stress.
Denver Workplace Injury Attorney
The skilled team at the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson have helped employees across Colorado who have been injured while on the job. We can use our knowledge and experience to answer any questions that you may have and get you started on the path toward justice for your damages.
Call (303) 458-5000 today to schedule your free consultation. We can review the details of your situation and help you determine the most effective path for you to take. There may be a time limit on when you can file your claim, so don’t hesitate to take the first step today.
How Could an Employee be Injured in the Workplace?
Job responsibilities vary widely between careers, from construction workers to office managers. Some tasks pose more risk than others, but there are a variety of ways in which a worker could be injured in Colorado.
These may include, but are not limited to:
- Equipment malfunction;
- Faulty safety gear, such as hard hats, goggles, or boots;
- Slip and fall;
- Inadequate measure to educate or protect employees; and/or
- Long-term strain, such as carpal tunnel or torn rotator cuff injuries.
Any of these scenarios could keep a victim from working, leading to lost wages. Medical costs can also be quickly incurred through doctor visits, surgery, medicine, or rehabilitation costs.
Worker’s Compensation and Claims Against Third Parties
In most situations, worker’s compensation is responsible for injuries incurred in the workplace. However, conflict can arise if the offered compensation is disproportionately low for the injuries sustained. This may lead to a lawsuit for proper compensation, but it is important to note that the legal team at the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson does not take on cases involving worker’s compensation disputes.
We do, however, represent clients who have suffered from the negligence of a third party at their work. This often includes manufacturers for machinery, tools, or safety equipment used on the job. A consultation with our team can help answer your questions and determine if we are able to represent you during your claim.
Colorado Workplace Accident Resources
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Region 8 Office — OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation, and it has 10 regional offices in the United States. The regional office in Denver covers not only Colorado but also Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. You can also learn more about OSHA’s regulations, enforcement, and data and statistics on this website.
Cesar Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 551
Denver, CO 80204
Workers’ Comp & Workplace Safety— These units of Denver’s Office of Human Resources are responsible for “the identification, analysis and management of the city’s risk and exposure to loss related to the activities of the city and its departments, agencies, and employees.” On this website, you can learn more about workplace safety guidelines and policies as well as risk assessment and analysis.
201 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80202
Seeking an Attorney for a Workplace Accident in Boulder County
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of a third party at your place of employment, the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson can help you seek justice. Damages incurred on the job can lead to financial distress, and we want to help you find peace of mind through confident legal representation.
Denver personal injury attorney Jennifer Donaldson has 30 years of legal experience. Call us today at (303) 458-5000 or submit an online form to schedule your free appointment to discuss the details of your injury in Denver County, Boulder County, Jefferson County, and the surrounding areas.