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What happens if a Red Rocks worker gets hurt?

Summer in Denver means music. Red Rocks hosts some of the biggest musical acts in the world, from Yo-Yo Ma to Imagine Dragons to Reggae on the Rocks. These events demand hundreds of hours of skilled labor, and in the midst of the high-energy crowds, workers can sometimes get injured. Because it’s outdoors, weather can definitely play a big role, particularly in slip-and-fall injuries. Here are some of the most common types of slipping injuries and what workers should do afterwards.

Sprains

One of the less serious injuries you could experience is a sprain, which happens when you twist one of your joints. Though sprains aren’t permanent injuries, they can involve a great deal of pain and discomfort, which could limit your options to return to work right away.

Dislocated Joints

Dislocated joints are a bit more serious. This happens when the twist in your joint is more severe, to the point that a bone actually moves from where it’s supposed to be. This will involve more pain than a sprain, but probably won’t result in lasting injury after a doctor has treated it.

Fractures

This is the territory of broken bones. Some breaks are obvious, but others are less so, involving a hairline fracture instead of a clean break. A physician should treat these.

Head Injuries

If you hit your head, you should see a physician as soon as possible. Beyond cuts and bruises, undetected traumatic brain injuries can have significant repercussions if not treated immediately.

After An Injury: What To Do

Anyone in Colorado who’s injured while working is entitled to workers’ compensation. You don’t have to show that your employer was negligent, either -- just that you were working when the injury happened.

Timeliness is key. Notify your employer as soon as you can after the injury -- in writing -- and then see the designated physician that your employer uses. Hopefully your employer will file a claim with their insurance company and everything will work out smoothly. However, if they deny your claim for some reason, then you’ll need to seek legal representation to ensure that you’re properly compensated. No one wants to be injured on the job. If you are, though, you deserve support so that you can make a full recovery and return to work as soon as possible.

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