Workers Compensation

Union Law Firm

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At Burg Simpson, we represent union workers throughout Colorado. When accidents happen in the workplace, we are committed to helping injured workers obtain the lost wages, medical benefits and compensation they deserve.

Our award-winning team of lawyers is committed to helping injured workers obtain the resources to recover as fully as possible from their injuries, and to preventing them from being pressured into returning to work too soon after an injury.

We help injured Union members:

  1. Understand Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws
  2. Receive fair compensation for their injuries
  3. Obtain quality medical care
  4. Obtain reimbursement for legitimate expenses
  5. Bring third-party personal injury lawsuits when someone outside of their company causes the on-the-job injury
  6. Make applications for additional Social Security benefits

We consistently work with various local and state unions to ensure members’ rights are being protected, including the following:

  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals
  • Local 1886 International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
  • Local 9 International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Denver Police Protection Association
  • Local 858 Denver Fire Fighters
  • Aurora Police Association
  • Cherry Hills Colorado Police Association
  • Local 7 United Food and Commercial Workers Union
  • Teamsters Local 455
  • Colorado Teamsters Local 17
  • Boulder Police Officers Association
  • Local 7 International Association of Stage Hands
  • Denver Sheriffs Fraternal Order of Police
  • Colorado Carpenters Local 1068
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 111
  • Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers, International
  • Denver Theatrical Stage, Film and Exhibition Employees’ Union
  • Colorado Builder and Construction Trades Council
  • AFL-CIO
  • Communication Workers of America

We know you risk your life every day, for the safety of others. We are here to protect your rights and to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Few jobs are as important to our society as police officers. They keep our streets safe, and help keep crime levels low. But that work doesn't come without risks, and a law enforcement work is often dangerous. That danger can translate into accidents.

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There are lots of hazards when working on a construction site, and accidents can happen easily and without warning. If you are injured, we can help.

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Trucking is a dangerous work environment. Road hazards, heavy lifting, and operating heavy machinery all contribute to a job that has a higher than normal accident rate.

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Many janitorial workers face poor work conditions and are exposed to hazardous materials or conditions that create an unsafe working environment and cause accidents and injuries.

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Utility and electrical workers are exposed to both difficult and dangerous work conditions, not only having to work with high-voltage electricity, but also working during thunderstorms and inclement weather and having to do repairs high off the ground.

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While an office may not seem like a dangerous work environment, serious injuries can still be sustained in an office or workstation.

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Retail work environments may not seem like dangerous environments. However, they generally require the use of equipment, lifting heavy boxes for inventory and stocking, and other workplace hazards that aren't as obvious as other jobs.

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Just like other clerical employees, government workers in administrative roles can also experience workplace injuries.

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Healthcare workers sacrifice for the benefit of others on a daily basis. Their jobs are one of the most important ones in our society, but they're offer a high degree of hazard. From dealing with contagious diseases to handling toxic or hazardous substances, healthcare environments are open to many workplace injuries.

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We help obtain compensation for injuries caused by:

  • Automobile accidents sustained on patrol
  • Gunshot wounds and assaults
  • Slip and fall – including head, knee and back injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Exposure to communicable diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV, etc.
  • Stress and psychological conditions

Third-Party Personal Injury Lawsuits

Oftentimes, if someone other than your employer caused your accident, you may be entitled to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit. If successful, compensation in these types of cases can be significantly higher.

Don’t wait. Call us right now.

If you are a Union Employee and have been injured at work anywhere in Colorado, Burg Simpson’s Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help you get the benefits you deserve. We offer injured workers a free, no-obligation consultation and work on an agreed percentage fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if we are successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

Important: Under Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws, workers do not need to prove fault for their injuries. The fact that the injuries happened is enough to bring a claim.

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

 March 23, 2017

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

One of President Trump’s newest proposed executive orders is meant to protect “religious liberty.” Instead, it has the potential to legalize the discrimination of gays, women, and other minorities. As such, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Alan Simpson urges the president to think twice before signing it, arguing that not only is the measure wildly unpopular… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

 March 23, 2017

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s lengthy Senate confirmation hearing is expected to wrap up this week. President Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 10th Circuit Appellate judge, last month to fill the late Justice Scalia’s seat after his sudden death last year. The Colorado native has drawn strong Republican support but faces critical Democrats concerned about his… Read more »

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

 March 15, 2017

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Fifth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American… Read more »

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

 March 7, 2017

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

Denver, Colorado – On May 28th, 2012 Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner lost his life after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. The 8-year police veteran left behind his wife as well as a young son and daughter, and his absence was felt by other family members and… Read more »

Are Workers Adequately Compensated for Job Related Hearing Loss?

 March 21, 2016

Are Workers Adequately Compensated for Job Related Hearing Loss?

Occupational hearing loss ranks as one of the most pervasive “work-related illnesses” in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With over 20 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, job related hearing loss affects a significant portion of the… Read more »

Can Workers Receive Comp Benefits If Injured on the Way to Work?

 March 7, 2016

Can Workers Receive Comp Benefits If Injured on the Way to Work?

Whether or not workers are fully aware of the law, when they are injured at work, they are entitled to receive payments to cover medical bills, loss of wages, and compensation for disabilities that keep them from returning to work for life. When injuries occur on the job site or at the work place, the… Read more »

Were Nuclear Plant Employees Cheated Out of Workers Compensation Benefits?

 March 1, 2016

Were Nuclear Plant Employees Cheated Out of Workers Compensation Benefits?

From popular dramatizations of the Manhattan Project to countless books published on the topic, the U.S. nuclear program has been almost uniformly portrayed as a heroic enterprise that has helped America remain a world power. The sad reality is that over 100,000 workers were sickened constructing the nation’s nuclear arsenal, with some victims continuing to… Read more »

Undocumented Workplace Injuries Can Create Major Problems for Hurt Workers

 February 23, 2016

Undocumented Workplace Injuries Can Create Major Problems for Hurt Workers

A 40-year-old trucker is learning the hard way that if worker’s compensation insurance companies ignore the rules, injured workers often pay the price. This trucker sustained injuries to his back lifting and carrying heavy boxes at work, which created such terrible pain that the man had no choice but to undergo surgery. While the man’s… 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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