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.

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Members Welcome Reeves D. Whalen

 September 20, 2016

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Members Welcome Reeves D. Whalen

Denver, Colorado – America’s Top 100 Attorneys ™ have named Burg Simpson shareholder Reeves D. Whalen a Lifetime Achievement Member for his legal achievements, professional experience and community involvement. Selection as a lifetime achievement member is based on a broad array of criteria, including professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community… Read more »

The National Trial Lawyers Discuss “Trial By Fire” With Author Mike Burg

 September 19, 2016

The National Trial Lawyers Discuss “Trial By Fire” With Author Mike Burg

Denver, Colorado – Mike Burg, Burg Simpson founding shareholder and author of “Trial By Fire, One Man’s Battle of End Corporate Greed and Save Lives”, was recently interviewed by Larry Bodine, editor and publisher of The National Trial Lawyers. In the interview, Bodine and Burg discuss humor and hard work, determination and dedication, politics and… Read more »

Peter W. Burg Selected as America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member

 September 14, 2016

Peter W. Burg Selected as America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg has recently been named an America’s Top 100 Attorneys ™ Lifetime Achievement Member for his legal achievements, professional experience and community involvement. Selection as a lifetime achievement member is the result of a careful screening process through third-party research and statistical analysis based on a broad… Read more »

David P. Hersh Appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc.

 September 12, 2016

David P. Hersh Appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc.

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is proud to announce that shareholder David P. Hersh has been appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc. Mr. Hersh was appointed to the Board as a representative of the Colorado Bar Association. CLE in Colorado, Inc. (Colorado Bar Association CLE)… 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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