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Filing for Workers’ Compensation: The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Injured Workers

By Heidi Culbertson

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claims The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by Injured Workers It is almost impossible for a layperson to ascertain all the steps that they must take when seeking to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you have been injured on-the-job or in-the-line-of duty, call Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation attorneys for a free… Read more »

Worker’s Compensation: What If My Employer’s Insurance Company Denies My Claim?

By Heidi Culbertson

If you were hurt on the job or in the line of duty, and your employer’s insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim, they will issue of a Notice of Contest within 20 days after they have been notified of your injury. Sometimes, however, the insurance company will still cover medical expenses so they can… Read more »

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 »

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