Colorado Workers' Compensation

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 doesn’t 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, of… Read more »

Improved Worker’s Comp Costs Won’t Last Forever

By Burg Simpson

Workers’ Compensation Costs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Overall, workers’ compensation costs have been falling nationwide for more than 20 years now. In fact, the National Council on Compensation insurance has pushed for an average premium cut of nearly 13 percent for next year. Closer to home, Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ comp carrier, signed off on an average premium cut of 3.2… Read more »

What’s the Difference between Temporary and Permanent Disability?

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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 »

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 »

Have you Experienced Violence in the Workplace?

By Burg Simpson

Workplace Violence – Denver Workers Compensation Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Earlier this year, John Robert Neumann Jr. walked through the back door of his former place of employment in Orlando, Florida, with a handgun and a hunting knife. Within minutes, the 45-year-old man killed five of his former co-workers before turning the gun on himself as sheriff’s deputies approached. Stories of workplace violence have become… Read more »

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