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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 »

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 »

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