How to stay safe from workplace injuries during the winter season

Aug 27 2018

One of the biggest threats to workplace safety during the winter months in Colorado is ice. Whether you are driving or need to walk where there could be ice, winter conditions can create a perfect scenario for workplace injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2014, workplace injuries involving ice, snow or sleet accounted for 42,480 injuries and illnesses that resulted in at least one day of missed work. To make sure you stay safe while on the job during the winter months, you may want to keep these things in mind. Slip and falls in winter Every…

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Vending: An exciting career or recipe for workers’ comp?

Aug 03 2018

Mile High Stadium concessions employees and Coors Field vendors face serious hazards while working. Traveling around the arenas, the men and women that serve delicious food and drinks to both Colorado natives and tourists put themselves in situations that may result in injury. Luckily, workers’ compensation may rectify serious injury expenses should you hurt yourself on the job. Experienced attorneys can identify steps to ensure that you receive the correct compensation for both medical reimbursement and lost wages. Staying safe while fans enjoy your food, drinks and merchandise is the key to an exciting, rewarding career at the ballpark or…

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Criteria for Disability Benefits in Colorado

Aug 01 2018

The criteria for qualifying for disability benefits in Colorado are relatively straightforward. However, this does not mean that the path to receiving benefits is simple or easy. If an applicant for benefits fails to prove that he or she meets the necessary criteria, essential benefits may be delayed or denied altogether. That is why it is important to have experienced legal counsel in your corner to help guide you through this process. At the law firm of Alverson + O’Brien, our Denver lawyers have extensive experience helping disabled individuals get the Social Security Disability benefits that they and their family…

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What happens if a Red Rocks worker gets hurt?

Jul 16 2018

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…

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Colorado Social Security Disability FAQ

Jul 01 2018

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you have questions about Social Security Disability benefits. At Alverson + O’Brien, we can give you advice and guidance based on many years of experience helping people just like you. Following are some of the most frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Colorado: What are the Age Restrictions for Social Security Disability Benefits? An individual at any age can become disabled and can no longer work. Therefore, anyone can qualify, as long as he or she is unable to work. It is important to know…

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Sustaining a musculoskeletal injury as a CNA

Jun 05 2018

As a home health worker, you’re accustomed to caring for others and assisting with their day-to-day activities. But, since your workplace injury, the roles have reversed and now you’re the one in need of care. After lifting a patient, you are beginning to wonder if you’ve sustained a musculoskeletal injury. As of right now, you may have more questions than answers. Here’s a brief overview of musculoskeletal injuries and how workers’ compensation benefits can help you to obtain relief. What are musculoskeletal disorders? Lifting a patient can put home health workers at high risk for injury. Injuries to one’s muscles,…

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Supplemental Security Income

Jun 01 2018

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to people who have limited income and cannot work. The income limitations are fairly straightforward, and can be determined based on the amount and source of your income, your age, and your marital status. However, obtaining Supplemental Security Income benefits can be challenging, even if you meet the income eligibility requirements. This is where our law firm comes in. Meeting The Standards For SSI Benefits At Alverson + O’Brien in Denver, we know how difficult it can be for someone struggling with a disability to manage his or her daily life while attempting…

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Staying safe during the fruit harvest

May 04 2018

Fruit picking may not be a glamorous job. But it’s one that pays the bills; especially when you’re eager to prove yourself. Harvesting fruit can be a dangerous job to begin with, but you wouldn’t take the job if it didn’t seem worth it. Now, there’s a whole list of demands and quotas that you’re not sure you can make, and any shortcut to get there, seems like it might be a good option. Here are a few reminders as fruit-picking season gets underway. Climbing to safe heights There are only so many hours in the day, and there are…

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How Much In Social Security Benefits Can I Get?

May 01 2018

When you cannot work, it often means having to make hard choices when it comes to making ends meet. It is no wonder why someone who cannot work because of a disability wonders how much he or she could actually receive in Social Security Disability benefits. In the Denver area, turn to our lawyers at Alverson + O’Brien for answers for all your questions related to Social Security Disability benefits. Our attorneys have helped countless people successfully navigate the often-complex process of claiming SSD benefits, and they can do the same for you. They can help you secure every dollar…

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Proper lifting technique to prevent back injury for nurses

Apr 06 2018

Did you know that hospital workers miss more work due to injury than construction workers? While commonly overlooked, nurses face severe back and spine injuries with alarming regularity. While back injuries occur due to many factors, lifting patients is one of the greatest causes. In recent years, hospitals have cut back on staff or failed to implement proper safety equipment or training in efforts to cut costs. These actions place nurses at a higher risk for accident and injury. What should nurses know about proper lifting technique to protect their back health? Tips for safely moving patients Throughout a shift,…

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