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Does a Second Job Threaten Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

By Burg Simpson

Second Jobs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Colorado’s one of the more fortunate states in the country right now. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 4.3 percent, the Centennial State boasts a rate of nearly half that at 2.3 percent. Not only is it the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, it’s so low that the state’s jobless rate has only… Read more »

There’s No Workers’ Comp Without Medical Records

By Burg Simpson

Work Comp Medical Records– Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyer – Burg Simpson

There’s nothing more critical to a workers’ compensation claim than the medical records of the injured employee. It not only provides proof that an injury took place, but it details the scope of that injury, and explores the recommended treatment for that injury. Quite simply, without the injured employee’s medical records, there is no workers’… Read more »

Uninsured Employer Act Targets Deadbeat Employers

By Burg Simpson

Uninsured Employer Act– Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Colorado’s workers just got a lot more protection, and uninured employers have been put on notice. Earlier this week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1119, the Uninsured Employer Act, into law. The law establishes a state fund for injured workers of uninsured employers – paid for by the civil penalties, fines, and other revenue… Read more »

ADMISSION OF LIABILITY: THERE ARE NO DO-OVERS IN WORKERS COMP

By Burg Simpson

Admission of Liability – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Workers’ compensation claims have been a classic case of “good news, bad news,” for several years now. The numbers of claims filed each year nationwide have been falling for the last decade, and experts predict a continued downward trend of at least 1 percent for the next year. On the other hand, the severity of… Read more »

Don’t Fight For Workers’ Compensation Alone

By Burg Simpson

Fight for Work Comp – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Many don’t realize workers’ compensation is the oldest part of the country’s social safety net. The federal government introduced the first social insurance program in 1908 to help injured employees in “hazardous” jobs with financial and medical support. The program grew to include all federal employees by 1916 and over the course of the next… Read more »

Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

By Burg Simpson

Police Shortage – Denver Workers Compensation Lawyer - Burg Simpson

It’s never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it’s overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don’t have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. Baltimore, for example, is down more than 100 officers since last year. That’s despite finishing 2016 with the second-highest murder total in the city’s history… Read more »

It’s Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

By Burg Simpson

PTSD – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney - Burg Simpson

We ask a lot of first responders. When we dial 911 after a loud crash wakes us from a sound sleep, we want the police to be there in seconds, ready to keep the bad guys at bay. When smoke chokes back our words as wildfires threaten our homes, we expect firefighters to battle heat and fatigue while they keep our families safe. Yet, when they’ve needed us, the law has let them down. Thankfully, this year we have another chance to make things right… Read more »

Are Workers Adequately Compensated for Job Related Hearing Loss?

By John Connell

Occupational hearing loss ranks as one of the most pervasive “work-related illnesses” in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With over 20 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, job related hearing loss affects a significant portion of the… Read more »

Were Nuclear Plant Employees Cheated Out of Workers Compensation Benefits?

By John Connell

From popular dramatizations of the Manhattan Project to countless books published on the topic, the U.S. nuclear program has been almost uniformly portrayed as a heroic enterprise that has helped America remain a world power. The sad reality is that over 100,000 workers were sickened constructing the nation’s nuclear arsenal, with some victims continuing to… Read more »

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