Workers Compensation

Unions- Colorado Work Comp Lawyers

Union Law Firm Denver- Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

At Burg Simpson, we’re union lawyers that represent workers throughout the State of Colorado. When an accident happens while on the job, it’s important to have Colorado Work Comp Lawyers committed to helping you as an injured worker obtain lost wages, medical benefits, and compensation you deserve. Workers Compensation benefits is a kind of workmen’s insurance coverage that employers are required to offer employees after they’ve been hurt at work.

Our award-winning team of trial lawyers are committed to helping injured workers recover as fully as possible from their injuries. Private industry employers reported more than 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 201, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics/U.S. Department of Labor

Filing a Workers Comp claim isn’t easy, must be done within a certain amount of days, and the amount of statues, rules, and guidelines can be confusing. Employers may even wrongfully put pressure on employees to return back to work too soon after an injury. Visit the Colorado Bureau of Workers Comp website for more information in the state of Colorado.

An experienced Colorado Union Accident Attorney can help when you’re suffering from a work injury and not in the mindset to deal with all the details involved in these claims. If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork and stress put on you by your employer’s insurance company, fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Colorado Union Injury Lawyer at Burg Simpson.

We help injured Union Members:

  1. Understand Colorado workers compensation insurance requirements and laws
  2. Receive fair workers compensation in Colorado for your injuries
  3. Obtain quality medical care for the most common workplace injuries
  4. Obtain reimbursement for legitimate expenses
  5. Bring third-party personal injury lawsuits when someone outside of your company causes the on-the-job injury
  6. Fight for your rights with Colorado workers compensation insurance carriers such as Pinnacol Assurance claims
  7. Assist you if your employer refuses to file workers comp claim
  8. Create applications for additional Social Security benefits
  9. Know the statute of limitations for workers comp

Third-Party Workplace 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.

Burg Simpson Colorado work comp lawyers help obtain compensation for work-related 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
  • And more…

Burg Simpson knows you risk your life every day for the safety of others, whether it’s by battling a house fire or rendering aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster. So, we’re here to help you understand your Colorado workers compensation rights and help you obtain the payment you deserve if you’re ever injured on the job.

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Few jobs are as critical in our day-to-day lives as that of our state’s police officers. They keep our streets safe, help people in need, and catch criminals – all while putting their lives on the line. If you are a law enforcement officer who’s been injured on the job, contact a Workers Comp Attorney Colorado today.

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Construction sites are rife with potential hazards that can lead to an injury on the job. These construction accidents can happen suddenly and without warning, and can easily be career-threatening incidents. If you are injured while working on a construction site, you should reach out to a Colorado Construction Injury lawyer today.

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Trucking can often be an unsafe work environment. Road hazards, constant heavy lifting, and heavy machinery operation all contribute to a higher-than-average injury accident rate. If you’re a tractor-trailer driver and have suffered an injury on the job, contact a Colorado Workers Compensation Attorney today.

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Many janitorial workers face less-than-ideal working conditions, which can expose them to cluttered, messy environments or even exposure to hazardous material, all of which can lead to accidents and work-related injuries. Contact our Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyers today if you’re a janitorial worker and have been hurt on the job.

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Utility and electrical workers are exposed to both difficult and risky work conditions, having to work with high-voltage electricity. Worse still, they’re often laboring under adverse weather conditions, whether its high winds, thunderstorms or even snow. And with most of that work taking place high off the ground, the chances of a severe worksite injury increase exponentially. If you’re a utility workers who’s been hurt on the job, it’s important you reach out to a Burg Simpson Workers Compensation Attorney Colorado to discuss your case now.

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While an office might not seem as perilous a work environment as that of a first responder, truck driver or utility worker, traditional office environments aren’t immune to serious workplace injuries. If you’ve been injured at work, fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to discuss your options with our Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys.

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Retail workplaces typically aren’t considered risky places to work – unless it’s Black Friday. However, they often still require the use of equipment, lifting heavy boxes for inventory and stocking, or even slippery floor after a spill. All of these are hazards that lead to a workplace injury. Contact a Burg Simpson Workers Compensation Lawyer Denver now to help.

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Just like their clerical counterparts in the private sector, government employees in administrative roles can still get hurt on the job, as well. And they need to be taken just as seriously as any other workplace injury. If you’ve been hurt on the job, Burg Simpson Workers Compensation Attorneys in Colorado can help you.

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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 face an incredible amount of exposure. From dealing with contagious diseases to handling toxic or hazardous substances, healthcare environments are littered with opportunities for workplace accidents. Burg Simpson Trial Law Firm can help today!

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Burg Simpson Law Firm consistently works with various local and state unions to ensure members’ rights are protected, including:

  • 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

Don’t wait. Call Burg Simpson Attorney at Law NOW at 303-792-5595.

If you’re a Union Employee and have been injured at work anywhere in Colorado, Burg Simpson’s Colorado Workers’ Comp Lawyers can help you get the benefits you deserve. We offer injured workers a no-obligation, Free Consultation on an agreed percentage fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if we’re successful obtaining a Colorado workers comp settlement on your behalf.

Important: Under Colorado Workers’ Comp Laws, workers don’t need to prove fault for their injuries. The fact that the injuries happened is enough to bring a claim.

Peter W. Burg Returns to Board of Mountain States ADL

 July 7, 2017

Peter W. Burg Returns to Board of Mountain States ADL

After a brief hiatus, Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg is returning to the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region. Peter joins 13 other new board members, who were confirmed at the group’s annual meeting last month at Temple Sinai. “We’re pleased to have Peter Burg and all of our new… Read more »

Arapahoe County Bar Association Taps Thomas Henderson for Officer Role

 June 28, 2017

Arapahoe County Bar Association Taps Thomas Henderson for Officer Role

The Arapahoe County Bar Association unanimously elected Burg Simpson shareholder Thomas W. Henderson as secretary of the organization this week. “I’m honored and humbled that my fellow members of the Arapahoe County Bar Association have elected me onto the officer track of the Board of Directors – starting as the Secretary.  After having the privilege… Read more »

Burg Simpson Obtains $7.3M Judgment For Clients In Federal Tort Claims Act Case

 June 26, 2017

Burg Simpson Obtains $7.3M Judgment For Clients In Federal Tort Claims Act Case

Civil Action No. 11-cv-02953-WYD-CBS — James Nelson and Elizabeth Varney v. United States of America June 21, 2017 (Denver, CO) – In an opinion issued June 9, 2017, Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of The United States District Court for the District of Colorado found that the United States acted willfully in failing to warn… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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