Colorado Workers' Compensation

Janitorial Workers and Custodians – Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

The professional cleaning industry – which includes custodians and janitorial workers – provides an essential, if often underappreciated, service. These employees clean a variety of commercial establishments big and small. These can include educational institutions, medical facilities, child care centers, food service operations, and office buildings, among others. These workers can either be in-house or outsourced contract employees. These hard-working employees can be exposed to hazardous materials and unsafe work environments that can lend themselves to a variety of accidents and injuries. If you work in the professional cleaning industry as a custodian or janitorial worker, and you’ve been hurt on the job, call a Burg Simpson workmans comp lawyers as soon as possible to talk to us for FREE. Time is of the essence.

Because of the nature of their work – and the hours they tend to keep – janitorial workers and custodians face several hazards on the job. These employees are often exposed to hazardous chemicals. They frequently work with what might be considered dangerous equipment. Their job also functions typically include tasks that can cause injuries if they’re performed repetitively or improperly. Finally, the work environment itself often presents its own set of inherent hazards, especially if employers don’t follow OSHA guidelines.

Are you a Colorado janitorial worker or a custodian who’s been injured or fallen ill on the job? Our Colorado work comp lawyers understand just how important it is that your workers’ compensation claim is filed quickly and accurately. Otherwise you run the risk of not receiving any compensation for your injuries. Our team of experienced Colorado workers’ comp lawyers will fight for your rights as an employee in the state of Colorado. We can help you earn lost wages, fight for just compensation, and receive the medical benefits you deserve. Call us at 303-792-5595 right now!

TYPES OF WORKPLACE HAZARDS

We’ve helped hundreds of janitorial workers and custodians in Colorado file claims and receive compensation for injuries caused by:

  • Blood borne pathogens: These are infectious microorganisms that can make workers sick. Diseases that may arise as a result of these pathogens include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency, among others.
  • Chemical and toxic hazards: Workers can be exposed to chemical and toxic threats such as carbon monoxide, lead, and asbestos, among others.
  • Cleaning chemicals: Employees can be hurt by any number of cleaning chemicals through dermal exposure or inhalation.
  • Confined spaces: Janitors and custodians often have to work in tight spaces, which not only presents ergonomic dangers, but makes working with chemicals that are much more hazardous because of poor ventilation.
  • Control of hazardous energy: According to OSHA, hazardous energy includes energy sources such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, or thermal. If someone is servicing any equipment that contains any of these sources, a sudden startup or release of that energy can cause serious injury.
  • Electricity: Custodians often have to clean in and around electrical equipment or power sources, putting themselves as risk of shock injuries.
  • Ergonomics: Outdated or poorly maintained cleaning equipment present ergonomic challenges for custodial workers, which can lead to repetitive motion and back injuries.
  • Slips and falls: Any time an employee is working with liquid cleaners and/or water, there is an increased risk of a slip and fall injury.

DO YOU NEED TO FILE A WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM?

If you’re a janitorial workers or custodian in the state of Colorado who’s been hurt while on the job, it isn’t incumbent upon you to prove anyone was at fault for what happened. A Colorado workers’ compensation attorney at Burg Simpson will help you make sense of the various factors that figure into your workers’ compensation claim. We can also aid you in:

  • Receiving quality medical care and treatment.
  • Securing reimbursement for any expenses incurred during your injury.
  • Applying for any Social Security benefits you may qualify for.
  • Receive fair compensation for your injuries.
  • Evaluating any third party claims and personal injury lawsuits.

If your injury or accident occurred because of the negligence of a third party – someone outside your company – you may be eligible to file a third party claim that allows you to sue the person responsible for your injury. These types of lawsuits can be filed in addition to the workers’ compensation claim.

Don’t wait to find out what your workers’ compensation options are. Burg Simpson offers a free, no-obligation consultation, and can help you understand your rights and the options available to you. If you decide to work with us, we operate on a percentage fee basis. That means we only get paid if you do.

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