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Misconceptions about Colorado Workers’ Compensation

By Burg Simpson

Colorado workers' compensation misconceptions can leave injured workers without options for financial help.

For Colorado, workers’ compensation law is a big deal. Every year about 112 Coloradans die in an accident on the job. That works out to one death every three to four days, according to data collected by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Thousands more employees suffer accidents that leave them injured and… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer John Connell Changes Lives with Burg Simpson

By Burg Simpson

Worker's Compensation lawyer John Connell received this needlepoint gift from a thankful client.

Deciding who to hire as your workers’ compensation lawyer is a complicated process. Injuries sustained on the job mean that potential clients weighing their litigation options are doing so under stressful circumstances. They are often experiencing physical pain, worrying about their finances and job, juggling complicated medical decisions that will affect their recovery, and trying… Read more »

Summer Jobs Put Teen Workers at Risk

By Burg Simpson

Summer Jobs Safety – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

Despite a historically low unemployment rate – hovering at 3.8 percent – teenagers have not exactly been racing to get summer jobs lately. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., teen hiring fell nearly 4 percent to 1.28 million jobs gained last summer. Employment among teen workers – ages 16 to 19 – peaked at… Read more »

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Payments Go Digital

By Burg Simpson

Work Comp Payments – Denver Work Comp Attorney – Colorado Burg Simpson

In less than a year, Pinnacol Assurance has managed to move more than two-thirds of injured workers into a direct deposit system for workers’ compensation claims. Pinnacol, Colorado’s workers’ compensation insurer of last resort, rolled out direct deposit wage replacement for injured employees. Now roughly 70 percent of their clients have enrolled in the program,… Read more »

Workplace Violence Threatens Employee Safety

By Burg Simpson

Workplace Violence Employee Safety – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

Sadly, the possibility of violence shattering the workplace is more likely than ever. According to the latest data from the National Safety Council, roughly 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence every year. In 2014, for example, more than 400 employees died as result of a senseless attack – making up about 16 percent… Read more »

Employers Workers’ Comp Options for their Employees

By Burg Simpson

Workers’ Comp Options – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

Any company doing business in Colorado – whether it’s a public or private entity – is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance helps protect both the employer and the employee in the case of an accident on the job. Anyone hired to perform services for pay is considered an employee by state law…. Read more »

Depression and Work Injuries for Women in Colorado

By Burg Simpson

Depression & Work Injuries – Workers Compensation Attorney– Burg Simpson

Depression is the leading cause of disability both worldwide and in the United States, especially among those between 15 and 44. It affects more than 16 million Americans – nearly 7 percent of the population – hitting women much more frequently than men. While depression alone is not sufficient to be a compensable work injury… Read more »

Colorado Fights to Protect Uninsured Workers

By Burg Simpson

Protect Uninsured Workers – Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

The state of Colorado requires all employers with even a single employee to carry workers’ compensation insurance. It does not matter if those employees are part time or full time. In fact, anyone who receives pay for services in Colorado is considered an employee, as far as workers’ compensation insurance is concerned. There are exceptions,… Read more »

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