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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 »

Are you an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

By Burg Simpson

Employee versus Contractor – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

In today’s economy, the popularity of independent contractors has ascended for several years. Whether it’s driving around strangers for money or building Web pages from home, it seems like more people than ever are forgoing employee status and embracing life as an independent contractor. In fact, a recent Intuit study claims that slightly more than… Read more »

Construction Work is as Dangerous as it is Diverse

By Burg Simpson

Construction Work Danger – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

With a jobless rate of just 2.4 percent, Colorado boasts the fourth-lowest construction unemployment rate in the country. Construction workers have been in high demand in Colorado for years, fueled by a robust housing market with increasingly high demand and low inventory. It’s a sector that shows no signs of slowing down, either. Analysts expect… Read more »

Can Workers’ Comp Help With Your Hearing Loss?

By Burg Simpson

Work Comp Hearing Loss– Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

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 »

There’s No Workers’ Comp Without Medical Records

By Burg Simpson

Work Comp Medical Records– Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyer – Burg Simpson

There’s nothing more critical to a workers’ compensation claim than the medical records of the injured employee. It not only provides proof that an injury took place, but it details the scope of that injury, and explores the recommended treatment for that injury. Quite simply, without the injured employee’s medical records, there is no workers’… Read more »

Uninsured Employer Act Targets Deadbeat Employers

By Burg Simpson

Uninsured Employer Act– Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Colorado’s workers just got a lot more protection, and uninured employers have been put on notice. Earlier this week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1119, the Uninsured Employer Act, into law. The law establishes a state fund for injured workers of uninsured employers – paid for by the civil penalties, fines, and other revenue… Read more »

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