Workers’ Compensation

Unions

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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 Attorneys to Participate in University of Wyoming Summer Trial Institute

 July 15, 2016

Burg Simpson Attorneys to Participate in University of Wyoming Summer Trial Institute

Nearly 50 volunteer attorneys and judges will again provide intensive instruction to third-year University of Wyoming College of Law students during the 2016 Summer Trial Institute course at UW in August. This practical “hands on” course teaches students essential trial skills and strategies, with these future litigators receiving direct feedback from seasoned lawyers, judges, faculty and peers. Participation in a mock jury trial in front of… Read more »

Mike Burg’s “Trial by Fire” Now Available

 July 7, 2016

Mike Burg’s “Trial by Fire” Now Available

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is proud to announce that its founding member, Michael “Mike” Burg, has released his book, Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives. The book demonstrates Mike’s unwavering personal commitment to stand up for the weary, weak, and the downtrodden… Read more »

Graham D. Hersh Selected as Member of Operation TBI Freedom Advisory Committee

 July 1, 2016

Graham D. Hersh Selected as Member of Operation TBI Freedom Advisory Committee

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is proud to announce that attorney Graham D. Hersh has been selected as a member of the Operation TBI Freedom Advisory Committee. Operation TBI Freedom has proudly assisted military service members and veterans with traumatic brain injury who have served on or after September 11,… Read more »

Jacob M. Burg Accepted as Member of Colorado Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee

 June 29, 2016

Jacob M. Burg Accepted as Member of Colorado Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is proud to announce that attorney Jacob M. Burg has been accepted as a member of the Colorado Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee. This committee provides free service to lawyers and clients in disputes over fees. Committee members serve as arbitrators with the goal of… 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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