Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – Burg Simpson

Injured Workers – Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys

Injured Workers - Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Nearly 3 million people get hurt or sick on the job every year – and about half of those injuries (or illnesses) force employees to miss work. Sadly, more than 4,800 workers are killed every year at work – that’s about 13 people every day. While those numbers are dramatically better than they were 40 years ago, because of better working conditions and improved safety standards, among other things, people still get hurt, fall ill, or die on the job every day.

At Burg Simpson, our Colorado workers’ comp attorneys have more than 40 years of experience helping injured workers and surviving family members fight for the compensation they deserve. We’ve dealt with workers’ compensation claims from all types of professions and industries. Our workers comp attorneys understand the ins and outs of the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system, and are here to help you navigate this complex system. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now to speak with us about your claim as soon as possible.

Burg Simpson can help you:

  • Understand how the Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws work and how they affect your case.
  • Receive fair compensation for any injuries suffered while at work.
  • Get access to quality medical and health care.
  • Determine whether it’s necessary to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit if someone outside of your employer was responsible for your injury.
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits, if applicable.

We know you selflessly risk your life every day for the safety of others. Fighting fires is essential to public safety, and we recognize the risks inherent in your profession. In 2015, 68 firefighters died in the line of duty across the country, while more than 68,000 were injured. Should something happen to you or a family member on while on duty, the Colorado fireman injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are here to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us now!

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Few professionals are as important to our society as law enforcement officers, who run the risk of life-or-death situations every time they put on their badge. Law enforcement officers keep our streets safe, help keep crime levels low, and are there for people in need. The risk in being a police officer – however indirect – can lead to accidents. Additionally, most officers tend to brush off injuries rather than the seek treatment right away, which can turn minor injuries into major ones. We advise you to contact a Colorado police injury attorney before it’s too late to get help by filling out a free consultation form.

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They might not be fighting fires or chasing criminals, but construction workers face many hazards daily working in a construction site. Accidents are so common at a construction site that construction companies keep track of how many days in a row they go without an accident or injury. Roughly one in five workplace deaths are in the construction industry – more than any other career type – and nearly 40 percent of those deaths are a result of falls. Contact a Colorado construction injury lawyer at Burg Simpson to discuss your case.

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When you think about truck drivers and accidents, it’s natural to focus on motor vehicle accidents. You wouldn’t be wrong. After years of decline, truck accidents have been on the rise for the last few years. More than 80 percent of truck driver fatalities are a result of roadway accidents. But most workplace injuries truck drivers suffer are actually from slip and falls. Out from behind the wheel, truck drivers have to deal with a lot of heavy lifting and heavy machinery that lend themselves to a higher-than-normal accident rate.

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Most janitorial workers and custodians work in a harmful environment handling hazardous materials as part of their day-to-day job responsibilities. Because of janitorial duties, and the equipment they use, these workers are prone to injuries, falls, electric shocks, and infectious diseases in an unsafe work situation. Call your Colorado work comp attorney at 303-792-5595 now.

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Utility and electrical workers are exposed to both difficult and dangerous circumstances working with high-voltage electricity, in several cases high off the ground, and often during adverse weather conditions such as thunderstorms. The job ranks as one of the 10 most dangerous professions, based on worksite fatalities, and ranks first in number of nonfatal electrical accidents.

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While corporate America might not seem like a dangerous work environment – especially compared to some of the other more obviously hazardous careers on this list – office workers and clerical staff can still fall victim to serious injuries at work. Whether it’s tripping over an open desk drawer or slipping in some spilled coffee on the break room floor, falls are the most common workplace injury for office workers. In fact, according to the CDC, office workers are more than twice as likely to suffer a disabling injury from a fall as any other occupation. Call us to discuss how we can help.

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Much like office spaces, retail work environments may seem pretty safe compared to a construction site or a burning building. But, retail environments sometimes require employees to use heavy equipment, lift heavy boxes for inventory or stocking shelves, among other workplace hazards that aren’t as obvious. Surprisingly, retail deaths make up more than 10 percent of workplace deaths, according to the CDC.

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Like any other office workers, government workers – whether local, state or federal – are also at risk for workplace injuries such as motor vehicle accidents, lifting strains, and falls. However, it can be incredibly difficult to sue any government entity, making your workers’ compensation claim that much more of a battle. The window for filing a claim can be smaller, as well, so time is of the essence. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form right now to talk with our workers comp attorneys as soon as possible.

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Healthcare workers sacrifice for the benefit of others as a career choice. Their jobs are one of the most critical in our society, and they face biological and chemical hazards on a daily basis. From dealing with contagious diseases to handling toxic or hazardous substances, healthcare environments are open to many workplace injuries. In fact, healthcare workers get sick at work more than any other profession. If you find yourself unable to work because of a health care injury or illness, call Burg Simpson’s Colorado workmans comp lawyers at 303-792-5595.

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LET BURG SIMPSON HELP YOU

If you’ve been injured or fallen ill while on your job, our knowledgeable team of Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve.

We make sure you’re always in the loop on the state of your case and claim. The lawyers at Burg Simpson willhelp you navigate the complicated process of negotiating with employers and dealing with insurance companies who all too often try to convince you to return to work before you’re ready.

In Colorado, you don’t have to prove anyone was at fault for your injuries. Burg Simpson’s work comp attorneys have helped thousands of workers obtain compensation for injuries caused by a variety of on-the-job accidents, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Loading and unloading incidents.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Repetitive strain injuries.
  • Fatigue as a result of unrealistic schedules that don’t allow enough time for rest.
  • Occupational diseases
  • Heart attacks and strokes.
  • Slips and falls, which can include head, neck, knee, and back injuries.

Some injuries are a result from automotive accidents, which are often times caused by third-parties who aren’t fellow employees of your company. If this is the case, you might be able to sue the person who caused your injury, while still filing your workers compensation and receive benefits. To find out if you’re able to do so and what your options are, fill out a FREE no-obligation consultation or call us at 303-792-5595. Don’t wait to file your workers’ compensation claim, it is important to talk to a Colorado Workers Compensation attorney today to fight for the compensation you deserve!

Want More Information on Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

We’ve compiled some of the most common and important questions about Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation system into a helpful INJURY HANDBOOK. To get a FREE copy of this handbook by calling us at 303-792-5595.

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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