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 to navigate the confusing world of insurance at the same time. Choosing the right legal counsel on top of that is just another high-stress decision to add to the pile.
Normally the awards and accolades on a workers’ compensation attorney’s resume or their win record are the references a lawyer will provide to show potential clients they’re the best choice for representation of their case. Burg Simpson attorney John Connell certainly has plenty of those: not only does Connell have over 30 years of experience with workers’ comp claims and cases involving personal injury, he has been named a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorney for Colorado and has sat as President of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association. In addition, attorney rating & directory company Avvo has given him the highest attainable score for an attorney, a 10.0 Superb rating. In fact, Avvo also ranked him as one of the top two contributing Workers’ Compensation attorneys in the country!
But Burg Simpson’s motto is “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives,” for a reason. Recently Connell received a much humbler (but no less impressive) award from a past client: two hand-made needlework plaques for his wall and door. The plaques were crafted by a recent client of Connell’s, who gifted him the piece as thanks for representing her in a successful workers’ compensation case. The client, who is a huge Rockies fan, personalized the larger sign with both the firm’s motto and a baseball-and-gears motif.
The personalized gift is a very special recommendation that Connell can now add to his references, and demonstrates the human connection and compassion that rests at the core of the Burg Simpson difference.