Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – Burg Simpson

Construction Workers – Colorado Workers Comp Lawyers

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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.

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

 June 6, 2017

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

 May 31, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

This Year Marks the Sixth Time the Denver-Based Law Firm Has Been Named to the Prestigious List May 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce it has been selected to The Legal 500 for 2017 and founding shareholder Michael S…. Read more »

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

 May 24, 2017

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… Read more »

Second Jobs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 June 21, 2017

Does a Second Job Threaten Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

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 »

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

 June 15, 2017

There’s No Workers’ Comp Without Medical Records

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– Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 June 9, 2017

Uninsured Employer Act Targets Deadbeat Employers

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 – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 June 2, 2017

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

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 »

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

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. 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 »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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