Colorado Workers’ Compensation Department – Burg Simpson

Third Party Claims- Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyers

Third Party Claims- Denver Workers Compensation Attorney- Burg SimpsonWas your accident caused by someone outside of your employer? If so, a third party lawsuit might be applicable and may help you get a higher amount of compensation to cover medical and other expenses. These lawsuits can be filed in addition to your workers’ compensation claim, so you don’t have to worry about your claim being affected by an ongoing lawsuit.

Can I Sue the Negligent Third Party who Caused my Job-Related Injury and Still Collect Workers’ Compensation?

If you are injured due to the actions of your employer or a co-worker in Colorado, you can receive workers’ compensation benefits; yet you cannot sue either of them for their negligence. You can, however, sue the responsible third party not affiliated with your place of employment, while also collecting workers’ compensation benefits.

For example, if you drive a delivery truck while working and are injured when your truck is hit by a driver who runs a red light, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits and additionally pursue the negligent driver by filing a third party claim for damages not covered by workers’ compensation.

The workers’ compensation insurance company will be entitled to a portion of the money collected from the negligent driver based on the workers’ compensation benefits they have paid on your behalf. If you are injured while on loan to a subcontractor by a general contractor, you can sue a negligent third party not associated with your workplace who injures you while you are working.

Independent Contractors

Independent contractors must carry their own workers’ compensation insurance. However, signing an independent contractor agreement does not necessarily prove that you are an independent contractor or that you have waived your right to prove that you are an employee.

In some instances you can sue a property owner or a property lessee if you are injured on their premises while on the job.

Need to File a Third Party Claim for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you’ve been injured on the job in Colorado, don’t wait to call a workers’ compensation attorney. Give us a call at Burg Simpson and find out how to get the benefits you deserve. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 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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