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Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

When you’ve been injured on the job you need to ask yourself:

Are you sure you’re receiving the proper medical benefits?
Is the insurance company really looking out for your well being?
Do you have any idea what happens now?
What are the next steps?  How does the system work?

By handling the case without the help of an attorney you may be risking everything.  If you’re injured while doing your job, don’t be afraid to ask for help. In a matter of seconds, you can fill out our
FREE Case Evaluation form. It costs you nothing and can save you everything.

WHO WE SERVE FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES:

WHAT IS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

Workers’ compensation is a social safety net that states began setting up decades ago as a way to protect both employers and employees when someone gets hurt on the job. In most cases, Colorado employees can file a workers’ compensation claim after an accident job leaves them injured. But there’s a long and winding road between that initial claim and earning full benefits. Burg Simpson Colorado workers’ comp attorney can help navigate that road.

Thousands of people get injured at work every year, most as a result of overexertion or falling. If you’re injured on the job, it’s important you get in touch with a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney and not to handle your claim on your own. For a more detailed look at what’s involved in Colorado workers’ compensation, visit our OVERVIEW page here. Or call us directly at 720-500-5995 to learn how we can provide the support and guidance you deserve.

WHAT IS YOUR CASE WORTH?

There are several factors that must be considered in any workers’ compensation case. The types of damages that can be recovered include economic, non-economic and sometimes even punitive damages. The only way to provide a fair and honest assessment of you case is to discuss it with you in detail.

It’s also important to know that if we take your case, you don’t have to pay us anything up front. We only get paid if you do. Get in touch with one of our workmen’s comp attorneys at 720-500-5995.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WORKERS’ COMP

It sounds simple, but workers’ compensation is deceptively complex. Every day in Colorado, someone gets hurt on the job and unknowingly jeopardizes his/her claim. We’ve compiled a brief list of the most critical mistakes:

  1. You don’t have to report the injury. Yes, you do. In writing, within four days of the injury.
  1. You don’t have to tell your doctor (or employer) everything. You should report every injury and subsequent symptom that resulted from the accident.
  1. You don’t have to go to your employer’s authorized medical provider. Only if it’s an emergency. Otherwise, you must go to your employer’s designated doctor.
  1. If advised, you have to submit to treatment and/or surgery. Not at all. You have the right to ask questions, get second opinions and even refuse surgery without risking your claim.
  1. You have to pay whatever the authorized health care provider tells you. Not true. It’s inappropriate for them to charge you for medical treatment.

This is just the beginning. Workers’ compensation law is complicated. It’s absolutely critical that you speak with an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney who can help determine your best courses of action while protecting your rights.

WHO WILL PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS?

No matter what anyone says, your employer’s insurance carrier is responsible to “pay all authorized, reasonable, necessary, and related medical expenses that result from your injury.” This can include any exams, surgical procedures, therapies, after care, and hospitalization, among other things.

If your injury leaves you in need immediate medical attention, don’t wait. Go to the nearest hospital, urgent care center or emergency room. If it’s an emergency situation, it doesn’t matter if it’s an authorized provider. If it’s not an emergency, you will be held financially responsible. If you’re not happy with your original medical care, you’re allowed negotiate for a different provider, and a second opinion. But you must discuss this with your attorney within 90 days. Visit your Colorado work comp lawyers at Burg Simpson for help by filling out a Free Consultation form to discuss your case for free!

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM UNABLE TO WORK?

If you are unable to work, you may be able to claim Temporary Disability, which includes Temporary Total Disability and Temporary Partial Disability. Temporary Disability benefits are the lost wages you receive until you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement from your injury or illness sustained at work. TTD payments begin after you miss three calendar days of work or three shifts. Your primary care physician must also provide, in writing, documentation of your inability to work, or restrictions on your ability to work. MMI is achieve when your doctor determines the injury is stable and further care isn’t needed.

In Colorado, Temporary Total Disability benefits are calculated at two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage, which is averaged by including past wages over a set period of time. This wage can include overtime, bonuses, and the value of employer-paid health insurance benefits. Finally, sick time and vacation days can be rolled into your Temporary Disability payments but they can’t be used as a substitution.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH WORKERS COMP

There are dozens of other rules, restrictions, and rights associated with workers’ compensation in Colorado. To help make sense of it, we’ve compiled an exhaustive FAQ HERE here to help answer any questions. But it’s not the same as speaking with one of our experienced Colorado workers’ comp lawyers.

If you get hurt at work, the most important thing to do right away is to get medical attention. But the clock on your claim starts ticking as soon as you’re injured, so report it immediately. Don’t jeopardize your health, your job, or your finances. Fill out a FREE Case Evaluation form today or call us before it’s too late to discuss your situation with a workers’ compensation ATTORNEY!

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Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax Data Breach on C-SPAN

 September 23, 2017

Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax Data Breach on C-SPAN

Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson founding shareholder and author of “Trial By Fire, One Man’s Battle of End Corporate Greed and Save Lives”, was interviewed by Kimberly Atkins in a live interview on C-SPAN on September 23, 2017. In the interview, Michael discussed consumer rights in the wake of the Equifax data breach. “We have… Read more »

Federal Court Selects David P. Hersh as Committee on Conduct Chair

 September 19, 2017

Federal Court Selects David P. Hersh as Committee on Conduct Chair

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, acting through Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, has appointed Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh as Chairman of the Committee on Conduct for that Court. David has been serving on the Committee on Conduct for the past four years. The appointment as Chair takes effect Oct…. Read more »

Burg Simpson Awards First Denver Police Scholarship

 September 18, 2017

Burg Simpson Awards First Denver Police Scholarship

Burg Simpson is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Burg Simpson Law Firm Denver Police Officer Foundation Scholarship. Lauren Horowitz won the essay competition with her essay, “Why We Honor the Men and Women in Blue,” taking home a $1,500 scholarship. The competition, conducted in partnership with the Denver Police Officers Foundation, was… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announces Its 6th Annual Scholarship Competition

 September 12, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announces Its 6th Annual Scholarship Competition

September 12, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Scholarship Competition. Based upon written essays by graduating Colorado high school seniors, the competition aims to teach the next generation about the… Read more »

Drugs, Alcohol, & Work Comp - Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 September 20, 2017

Can Drugs and Alcohol Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Case?

It’s been five years since voters legalized recreational pot consumption in Colorado. As a result, many employers have backed off from testing candidates and employees for drug use at a record pace. In 2014, for example, roughly 77 percent of Colorado companies featured drug-testing policies. Today, only 62 percent of businesses test for drug use,… Read more »

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 September 5, 2017

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most

Other than being known for its benefits, Colorado is also a safer place to work than many other states. Colorado ranks above the national average for the amount of employee fatalities, according to an exhaustive Associated Press analysis of federal data. In fact, over the last decade Colorado has managed to drive down worker deaths… Read more »

Workplace Violence – Denver Workers Compensation Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 August 29, 2017

Have you Experienced Violence in the Workplace?

Earlier this year, John Robert Neumann Jr. walked through the back door of his former place of employment in Orlando, Florida, with a handgun and a hunting knife. Within minutes, the 45-year-old man killed five of his former co-workers before turning the gun on himself as sheriff’s deputies approached. Stories of workplace violence have become… Read more »

Employee versus Contractor – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 23, 2017

Are you an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

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 »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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