Workers’ Compensation: Presenting & Defending a COVID-19 Case
On October 23, 2020, Burg Simpson shareholder and Workers’ Compensation practice group leader Nick Fogel presented at a CLE presented by the Colorado Bar Association. The presentation was titled “Presenting and Defending a COVID-19 Case”, in which Nick spoke about strategies and challenges associated with litigating a COVID-19 claim in the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system.
Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department, which has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report (the highest-ranking available). His practice is devoted to those who have been injured while working on the job and in the line of duty. In this capacity, Nick has extensive courtroom experience handling a wide variety of matters.
Nick’s practice focuses on the representation of law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders who sustain injuries in the line of duty. Nick has represented law enforcement and first responders from departments across the state. Nick has also handled medical retirement claims filed through the Fire Police Pension Association (FPPA). In 2017, Nick assisted in the passage of HB 1229, which changed the legal standard to allow for the admission of workers’ compensation benefits for first responders related to on-duty PTSD. Nick regularly gives seminars and presentations to law enforcement and first responder groups regarding workers’ compensation.
In 2016, Nick was named as the Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. The award is given for exemplary service and diligent representation of injured workers as recognized by the Professionals In Workers Compensation. Nick has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2012. This is a distinction limited to only the top 2.5 percent of qualifying lawyers in the state. Nick has also been selected to the Best Lawyers in America and as a Top Colorado Attorney by 5280 Magazine. Nick is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys who hold an AV Preeminent Rating.
Workers’ compensation is a social safety net that states established decades ago to protect both employers and employees when someone gets hurt on the job. In most cases, Colorado employees can file a workers’ compensation claim following their on-the-job injury. But the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system is complex, and there are many steps between filing the initial claim and earning full benefits. At Burg Simpson, our Denver workers’ comp attorneys have the knowledge and experience to file the necessary documents and help you obtain the benefits you need.
If you are injured on the job or in the line of duty, it is important that you get in touch with a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney right away. Don’t wait to file your claim or you risk losing your right to obtain benefits. When our Denver workers’ comp attorneys evaluate your case, they will look at the types of damages that can be recovered. These include economic, non-economic, and sometimes even punitive damages. When we meet with you, we will provide a fair and honest assessment of your case. We will discuss it with you in detail and apply relevant laws to ensure that you receive full benefits. Allow us to handle your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Learn how we can provide the support and guidance you deserve. Your case evaluation is free and there are no up front fees. We are here to answer your questions, so call us directly at 720-400-8558.