Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – Burg Simpson

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Overview – Burg Simpson

Denver Workers Compensation Attorney Overview - Burg Simpson

Every year, on average, 112 workers die on the job in Colorado – that’s one workplace fatality every three or four days. Thousands more suffer workplace injuries. While there are some things about work comp claims we’ve come to expect, such as the fact that health care workers are much more likely to get sick on the job, other facts are a little more surprising. For example, you’re much more likely to get hurt as a result of fatigue than at the hands of a violent co-worker. In fact, overexertion and falls account for more than $25 billion in workers’ compensation costs nationwide – and nearly half of all claims. A Burg Simpson Colorado workers comp attorney is here to help!

When accidents happen, it’s the employer’s responsibility to take care of their employees and their families. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens. Employers and insurance carriers often hide behind dozens of litigators to protect them from keeping their promises and paying your claim in a fair manner. It doesn’t help that navigating the Colorado workers’ compensation claims process can be a daunting task, even when you’re not recovering from an injury or mourning the loss of a family member. There’s nothing easy about the entire process. It’s like working your way through a maze without a map, while the clock is ticking.

At Burg Simpson, our experienced, award-winning team of Colorado workers comp lawyers have been fighting for injured workers and their families for more than 40 years. We can walk you through the intricacies of workers’ compensation law in the state of Colorado, demand you receive fair compensation during your case, and fight for your medical care. We’ll help determine any eligibility you might have for additional benefits or even third-party liability. We have a comprehensive in-house team to help you every step of the way, made up of experienced litigation attorneys, dedicated paralegals, and a compassionate support staff.

Burg Simpson’s Colorado workers comp attorneys represent injured workers across the state. We fight for assembly line workers and construction laborers. We also represent the state’s first responders, whether they’re firefighters, law enforcement officers, or EMTs. In fact, our workers’ comp attorneys testified at the Capitol in support of legislation to extend workers’ comp protections to first responders.  A Burg Simpson Colorado workers compensation attorney have represented health care workers, truck drivers, factory and office workers, as well as a diverse group of other workers and individuals. Our workers comp attorneys fight for Union workers to make sure they receive the fair treatment they deserve.

If you’ve been injured while on the job, or lost a loved one to a workplace accident, it’s absolutely critical that you reach out  to our Colorado workers compensation attorneys at Burg Simpson immediately. There are several factors that can alter your case for a claim, such as the severity of your injury, and the circumstances surrounding the incident. But the most important aspect of your case, which can often determine the success or failure of a claim, is the timing. It’s crucial you act quickly. Time starts running out on your ability to file a successful claim as soon as you’re injured. You may hear from litigators representing your employer, their insurance company, company supervisors, and others. It’s essential you talk to someone who will look out for your best interests before that happens to help you understand your rights and fight for them.

We offer a no-obligation free consultation and work on a percentage-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we’re successful in obtaining a financial benefit on your behalf. Take the first step to defending your rights after a work accident and fill out the contact form now for a FREE Case Evaluation here. You can trust the Colorado workers comp lawyers at Burg Simpson, so give us a call today at 303-792-5595

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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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