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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 payment for services in Colorado is considered an employee, as far as workers’ compensation insurance is concerned. There are exceptions,… Read more »

Can Construction Sites Ever be Safe?

By Burg Simpson

Can Construction Sites Ever be Safe – Denver Workers Comp Attorney – Burg Simpson

In June 2015, not long after graduating from high school, Highlands Ranch teenager Sampson Briggs was still learning the ropes at his summer roofing job. At some point during his shift, Briggs stepped back and right off the roof of his school – where he was working – and fell 30 feet to the ground… Read more »

Improved Worker’s Comp Costs Will Not Last Forever

By 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?

By Burg Simpson

Temporary versus Permanent Disability – Workers Comp Lawyers in Denver – Burg Simpson

What most employees do not realize after they have been hurt on the job is that they’re entitled to more than medical benefits. If you have been injured at work – and have missed three shifts or three calendar days of work – you are also entitled to compensation for a portion of the wages… Read more »

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards, Too

By Burg Simpson

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

Office workers tend to have an artificially inflated sense of security when it comes to workplace safety. It is not like the members of the buttoned-down, nine-to-five set are climbing construction scaffolding or chasing suspects down dark alleys, so what do they have to be afraid of? Plenty, since tens of thousands of office workers… 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 medical payments and lost wages paid to injured employees. “Employers in Colorado continue to do a good job of preventing workplace incidents in the… Read more »

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