Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – Burg Simpson

Construction Workers – Colorado Workers Comp Lawyers

Construction Workers- Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Construction sites are the deadliest places to work. More than 930 construction workers died on the job in 2015 – a 4 percent jump over the previous year. Younger workers make up a lot of those deaths. In fact, the construction industry ranks second in the country for fatalities in workers younger than 18.

There are plenty of nonfatal injuries at construction sites, as well, with one in 10 construction workers getting hurt on the job every year. A lack of experience clearly plays a role in these injuries, since nearly two-thirds of them occur within the employee’s first year on the job. These injuries can devastate entire families by threatening current and future earnings.

If you or a family member has been hurt on a construction site, Burg Simpson’s Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys can help you today! Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form here.

Did you know as a construction worker in Colorado, in the event of a job related accident, you don’t need to prove that anyone was at fault for your injury? This is one of the many details that Burg Simpson can help advice our clients on to better understand the claims process and know your rights. Together we can navigate the workers’ compensation system and get you the benefits you deserve!

Some types of cases Burg Simpson has filed for compensation claims include:

  • Injuries from slips and falls, including: head, neck, knee and back
  • Defective ladders and scaffolds
  • Injuries sustained from lifting or operating heavy machinery
  • Construction vehicle accidents
  • Electrocution and electrical burns
  • Injuries and breaks from repetitive strain and pressure

More than half of construction site fatalities are a result of what industry experts have dubbed the Fatal Four:

Falls — These are the single greatest cause of construction site deaths. Not coincidentally, fall protection is also the most common construction site OSHA violation. Falls from a site typically occur from roofs, scaffolds, and ladders.
Struck by object – Construction workers constantly get hit by objects. Whether it’s a vehicle, an unstable wall or an errant tool, object strikes make up roughly 10 percent of worksite deaths.
Electrocutions – Construction workers are also at abnormally high risk for electrocutions, killing nearly 9 percent of them every year. These can happen, obviously, through contact with a power line, but also by improper use of machinery or because of faulty wiring.
Caught between objects – Workers also frequently get caught beneath or between objects. Inadequate access points, faulty trenches, and insufficient protective systems can lead to these fatal accidents.

Ironworkers get hurt on the job more than any other construction workers. But when it comes to fatalities, things change. The workers most likely to die on the job are:

Laborer – More than a quarter of worksite fatalities strike the average laborer.
Supervisor – 13 percent of construction site deaths hit the front-line supervisors.
Roofer – These employees rank third, and are most likely to die from a fall.
Electricians and carpenters round out the top five most endangered construction site vocations.

If you’re a Colorado construction worker who’s been hurt on the job, and you think an unsafe worksite may have been a factor, you need to speak to a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer immediately for help. Contact Burg Simpson for a FREE Consultation before you speak to anyone else.

Workers’ compensation in Colorado is designed to pay for all of an injured party’s medical expenses, and roughly 75 percent of cases involve medical-only benefits. However, there are accommodations for cash reimbursement for days missed from work, too. There are other benefits you may be entitled to, such as:

  • Temporary total disability
  • Temporary partial disability
  • Permanent total disability
  • Permanent partial disability
  • Death benefits

In addition to all of these, the Colorado work comp lawyers at Burg Simpson can help you apply for additional Social Security benefits you may be entitled to, and assist in exploring the possibilities of filing a third-party personal injury lawsuit.

If a third party – someone other than your employer – is responsible for your workplace injury, you may be eligible to sue for damages and compensation. It’s just another reason for you to speak with an experienced Colorado work’ comp attorney today to explore every option available to you. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss all the details that may be involved in your case. If you decide to work with us, we operate on an agreed percentage fee basis, which means we only get paid if we get you a settlement or judgment. Call us now!

CONTACT A COLORADO WORKERS COMP ATTORNEY AT BURG SIMPSON TODAY

A construction injury can leave wounds that can linger for years. A death can cripple a family, robbing them of a steady income. Our Burg Simpson Colorado workers compensation attorneys want to help you. We’ve been working on these types of complex cases for more than 40 years and know the ins and outs of Colorado’s complicated workers’ compensation law.

If you’ve been injured on the job, we can help you:

  • Receive fair compensation for your injuries
  • Have access to quality medical care
  • Understand your legal rights within Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Get reimbursement for legitimate expenses you’ve incurred during your injury
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits
  • Explore third party personal injury lawsuits

Call us today at 303-792-5595 of fill out our FREE Evaluation Form right now.

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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