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Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – 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 Colorado 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 Colorado workers’ compensation  ATTORNEY!

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Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

 August 16, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

Are corporation’s people? It might sound like a simple question, but it’s one the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative when it handed down its landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. That 5-4 ruling struck down a prohibition against certain election communications by nonprofits, corporations, labor unions, and other associations…. Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

 August 15, 2017

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court handed Big Pharma a big victory. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the high court struck down California’s effort to widen the scope of non-residents seeking relief from dangerous drugs. In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against nearly 680 plaintiffs who were suing the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

 August 15, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

  Twenty-Three Attorneys Were Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 Four Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Area and Region August 15, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce several… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

 August 9, 2017

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these… Read more »

Construction Work Danger – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 8, 2017

Construction Work is as Dangerous as it is Diverse

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 »

Careful with Workers’ Comp – Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 July 20, 2017

Tread Carefully During a Workers’ Comp Claim

As common as they are, few things can be as contentious – and as sensitive – as navigating a workers’ compensation claim. It can be a legal minefield for both employees and employers, and both have to be extremely careful during the entire process. Can an Employer Fire an Injured Worker? State laws vary in… Read more »

Notice of Contest– Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 July 6, 2017

What Do You Do if You’ve Received a Notice of Contest?

If you get hurt on the job, you have to tell your employer right away. The law gives workers just four days to report – in writing – non-fatal injuries to their employer. But that’s only the first of many deadlines that stand between a workers’ compensation claim and its resolution. What Does it Mean?… Read more »

Work Comp Hearing Loss– Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 June 27, 2017

Can Workers’ Comp Help With Your Hearing Loss?

Even with today’s focus on workplace safety, hearing loss remains one of the country’s leading occupational hazards. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 11 percent of the workforce suffers from hearing problems, and nearly a quarter of those injuries are caused by occupational exposure. And on any given work… 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?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Pop Culture

 November 18, 2015

Part IV – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

TV and Movies – What We Love and Love to Hate Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, the O.J. Simpson debacle…do these movies and televised lawsuits influence decision makers? Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund continues the panel series dialogue, with Part IV addressing TV and movies. Download full article PDF

Pop Culture Part 3

 November 18, 2015

Part III – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

Managing Popular Culture’s Influence Popular culture generally has been defined as “culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite.” Part III investigates whether popular culture may be undermining the rule of law. Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund mediates this panel article. Download full article PDF

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