Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – Burg Simpson

Healthcare Workers and Nurses – Colorado Work Comp Lawyers

Healthcare Nurses- Colorado Work Comp Attorney- Burg Simpson

Healthcare makes up one-sixth of the American economy. So it’s no surprise that healthcare workers and nurses make up one of the country’s largest workforces. It’s also experiencing record growth, which shows no signs of letting up, as demand for these services outstrips the supply. If you or a loved one in the healthcare field has been injured at work, call a Burg Simpson Colorado workers’ comp attorney today!

There are a couple of major drivers of this phenomenon. The first is America’s aging baby boomer population – and their increased number of expected hospital days. Experts predict roughly 16 percent of the population will be over 65 in just three years.

Additionally, because of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 20 million more people have acquired health insurance over the last few years. That sudden influx of new customers has created more job openings than there are trained healthcare workers to fill them. Hundreds of thousands of healthcare jobs remained unfilled at the end of 2016. In fact, jobs in healthcare sit vacant an average of 48.6 days, far longer than any other occupation.

Healthcare workers make huge sacrifices for their profession. At Burg Simpson, we have the utmost respect for these workers. Our Colorado workmans compensation lawyers have represented hundreds of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to help them win the compensation they deserve from workplace accidents. With more than 40 years of experience, our dedicated workers’ comp attorneys and paralegals are well-versed in the complex nature of Colorado’s workers’ compensation law. Our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys will work hard to recover your lost wages, make sure you receive expert medical care, and fight for fair compensation for your injury or illness.

These accidents can not only rob a family of a caregiver’s earnings, but can quickly incur extra expenses for care and treatment. If you or someone in your family has been hurt at work, call Burg Simpson’s Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form right now!

Nurses make up the single largest group of the nation’s healthcare workers, and the perils they face only increase with their growing workloads. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses have the highest rate of nonfatal workplace injuries among all occupations. Some of the other healthcare workers we represent include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Emergency medical technicians

If you’re a health care worker who’s suffered an injury at work, call one of our Colorado workers’ comp lawyers today at 303-792-5595.

Healthcare workers of all types risk several hazards on the job every day, such as:

  • Stress – Nurses point to workplace stress as their foremost health and safety risk. Nearly half of all nurses also report having suffered from workplace bullying.
  • Lifting – Health care professionals – and nurses in particular – spend a lot of time either lifting heavy objects or repositioning patients during their shifts. The strain can take its toll.
  • Assault – Medical professionals also face higher rates of assault, as well, either from patients or their family members. Roughly one in four nurses are assaulted at work every year.
  • Infections/blood-borne diseases – Medical facilities are notorious for the prevalence of germs, and most health care workers deal with blood-borne infections daily.

Healthcare workers face more workplace dangers than historically hazardous occupations such as miners. The three most dangerous environments for health care workers are:

  • Nursing homes/residential care facilities.
  • Hospitals.
  • Outpatient health care services.

In addition to all of these, the Colorado workers’ 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.

CONTACT A COLORADO WORK COMP ATTORNEY AT BURG SIMPSON TODAY

If you’re a healthcare worker who’s been hurt – or become ill – at work, Burg Simpson is here to help. We’ve been handling these cases for more than 40 years and we’re experienced with the ins and outs of Colorado’s complex workers’ comp law. Call us today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Evaluation Form here.

We can help you with a number of pressing concerns, such as:

  • Securing fair compensation for any on-the-job injuries or illness you may have suffered.
  • Finding compassionate medical care and rehabilitative services to get you back to work sooner.
  • Receiving reimbursement for any related out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Appling for Social Security benefits you may qualify for.
  • Consider third-party personal injury lawsuits. If you were injured on the job by a third party, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit while filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Don’t try to tackle your workers’ compensation claim on your own. Call Burg Simpson today and receive a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 303-792-5595.

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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