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Youth Sports Pose Higher Concussion Risk

By Burg Simpson

Youth Sports Pose High Concussion Risks – Denver Injury Attorney– Burg Simpson

Every year, the start of the NFL season reboots the conversation about the sport’s health risks, especially when it comes to concussions. In 2009, the NFL addressed increased concerns over player safety by instituting the “NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol,” which employs multiple independent consultants and requires the immediate removal of players suspected of suffering… Read more »

What’s the Difference between Temporary and Permanent Disability?

By Burg Simpson

Temporary versus Permanent Disability – Workers Comp Lawyers in Denver – Burg Simpson

What most employees don’t realize after they’ve been hurt on the job is that they’re entitled to more than medical benefits. If you’ve been injured at work – and have missed three shifts or three calendar days of work – you’re also entitled to compensation for a portion of the wages you’ve lost because of… Read more »

Minority Shareholders Have Rights, Too

By Burg Simpson

Minority Shareholders Have Rights – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys - Burg Simpson

By definition, minority shareholders don’t have much say in how a company is run. They’re a lot like Delaware in a presidential election. But the law does afford them protections to prevent their rights from being trampled, while also granting remedies in case those rights have been violated. Minority shareholder rights are violated when the… Read more »

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards, Too

By Burg Simpson

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

Office workers tend to have an artificially inflated sense of security when it comes to workplace safety. It’s not like the members of the buttoned-down, nine-to-five set are climbing construction scaffolding or chasing suspects down dark alleys, so what do they have to be afraid of? Plenty, since tens of thousands of office workers get… Read more »

9 Dos and Don’ts of Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Burg Simpson

9 Dos and Don’ts of Work Comp – Denver Workers Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

For the last two years, Colorado has seen lower “loss costs,” primarily as a result of fewer, and less severe, worksite accidents. The Colorado Division of Insurance defines loss costs as the medical payments and lost wages paid to injured employees. “Employers in Colorado continue to do a good job of preventing workplace incidents in… Read more »

Can Drugs and Alcohol Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Case?

By Burg Simpson

Drugs, Alcohol, & Work Comp - Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

It’s been five years since voters legalized recreational pot consumption in Colorado. As a result, many employers have backed off from testing candidates and employees for drug use at a record pace. In 2014, for example, roughly 77 percent of Colorado companies featured drug-testing policies. Today, only 62 percent of businesses test for drug use,… Read more »

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most

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Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Other than being known for its benefits, Colorado is also a safer place to work than many other states. Colorado ranks above the national average for the amount of employee fatalities, according to an exhaustive Associated Press analysis of federal data. In fact, over the last decade Colorado has managed to drive down worker deaths… Read more »

Protect Yourself from Uninsured Drivers

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Driving Uninsured - Denver Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

Car accidents are unsettling, stressful incidents, even if no one’s been seriously injured. That stress can be compounded when you find out later the driver who rear-ended you at a stoplight doesn’t have auto insurance. It’s not that uncommon, according to the Insurance Research Council, since roughly 13 percent of people are driving around without… Read more »

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