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Are you an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

By Burg Simpson

Employee versus Contractor – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

In today’s economy, the popularity of independent contractors has ascended for several years. Whether it’s driving around strangers for money or building Web pages from home, it seems like more people than ever are forgoing employee status and embracing life as an independent contractor. In fact, a recent Intuit study claims that slightly more than… Read more »

Construction Work is as Dangerous as it is Diverse

By Burg Simpson

Construction Work Danger – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

With a jobless rate of just 2.4 percent, Colorado boasts the fourth-lowest construction unemployment rate in the country. Construction workers have been in high demand in Colorado for years, fueled by a robust housing market with increasingly high demand and low inventory. It’s a sector that shows no signs of slowing down, either. Analysts expect… Read more »

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 »


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 »

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