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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 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 »

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’s 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 get… 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 »

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most

By Burg Simpson

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

Other than being known for its benefits, Colorado is also a safer place to work than many other states. Colorado ranks above the national average for the amount of employee fatalities, according to an exhaustive Associated Press analysis of federal data. In fact, over the last decade Colorado has managed to drive down worker deaths… 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 »

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