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Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Are you an employee or an independent contractor?

By Burg Simpson
August 18, 2020
2 min read

Part-time employees must be provided with workers’ compensation. This is true whether an employee is paid a salary or an hourly wage. However, an independent contractor could be exempt, as long as the person is correctly classified as such under Colorado law. An independent contractor is someone who:

  • Works outside the business’s control and direction over how the services are performed
  • Is engaged in a profession, trade, occupation, or business of the service being performed

See the recent video here.

For additional information about filing a claim, or what is required for independent contractor status, call Burg Simpson’s Workers’ Compensation Team now: (303) 792-5595.

About Trial Lawyer John Connell

Mr. Connell focuses his practice on Colorado Workers’ Compensation claims and cases involving personal injury. Mr. Connell is a respected and experienced lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in the field. Mr. Connell has successfully handled thousands of claims on behalf of his clients.

John Connell has been recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America every year since 2018. Additionally, Mr. Connell with the highest rating of Superb (10.0), the highest attainable rating, and has also ranked him in the top two contributing Workers’ Compensation attorneys listed in Avvo, in the country. Mr. Connell has been named a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorney for the state of Colorado and is the immediate past President of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association.

About Burg Simpson

If you are seeking legal representation in the State of Colorado, you will find hundreds of law firms from which to choose. But Burg Simpson has the history and reputation of a large and established law firm, but also provides the personalized service generally associated with the smaller firms.  Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has offered a unique combination of experienced counsel, outstanding service, and creative solutions for more than 40 years.

Founded in 1976 Michael S. Burg, and his team of more than 70 trial lawyers are dedicated to advocating for their clients’ rights and holding negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their actions. Based in Colorado, Burg Simpson now has eight offices and serves clients across the country.


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