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Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

When you’ve been injured on the job you need to ask yourself:

Are you sure you’re receiving the proper medical benefits?
Is the insurance company really looking out for your well being?
Do you have any idea what happens now?
What are the next steps?  How does the system work?

By handling the case without the help of an attorney you may be risking everything.  If you’re injured while doing your job, don’t be afraid to ask for help. In a matter of seconds, you can fill out our
FREE Case Evaluation form. It costs you nothing and can save you everything.

WHO WE SERVE FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES:

WHAT IS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

Workers’ compensation is a social safety net that states began setting up decades ago as a way to protect both employers and employees when someone gets hurt on the job. In most cases, Colorado employees can file a workers’ compensation claim after an accident job leaves them injured. But there’s a long and winding road between that initial claim and earning full benefits. Burg Simpson Colorado workers’ comp attorney can help navigate that road.

Thousands of people get injured at work every year, most as a result of overexertion or falling. If you’re injured on the job, it’s important you get in touch with a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney and not to handle your claim on your own. So we can answer your questions, call us directly at 720-500-5995 to learn how we can provide the support and guidance you deserve.

WHAT IS YOUR CASE WORTH?

There are several factors that must be considered in any workers’ compensation case. The types of damages that can be recovered include economic, non-economic and sometimes even punitive damages. The only way to provide a fair and honest assessment of you case is to discuss it with you in detail.

It’s also important to know that if we take your case, you don’t have to pay us anything up front. We only get paid if you do. Get in touch with one of our workmen’s comp attorneys at 720-500-5995.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WORKERS’ COMP

It sounds simple, but workers’ compensation is deceptively complex. Every day in Colorado, someone gets hurt on the job and unknowingly jeopardizes his/her claim. We’ve compiled a brief list of the most critical mistakes:

  1. You don’t have to report the injury. Yes, you do. In writing, within four days of the injury.
  1. You don’t have to tell your doctor (or employer) everything. You should report every injury and subsequent symptom that resulted from the accident.
  1. You don’t have to go to your employer’s authorized medical provider. Only if it’s an emergency. Otherwise, you must go to your employer’s designated doctor.
  1. If advised, you have to submit to treatment and/or surgery. Not at all. You have the right to ask questions, get second opinions and even refuse surgery without risking your claim.
  1. You have to pay whatever the authorized health care provider tells you. Not true. It’s inappropriate for them to charge you for medical treatment.

This is just the beginning. Workers’ compensation law is complicated. It’s absolutely critical that you speak with an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney who can help determine your best courses of action while protecting your rights.

WHO WILL PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS?

No matter what anyone says, your employer’s insurance carrier is responsible to “pay all authorized, reasonable, necessary, and related medical expenses that result from your injury.” This can include any exams, surgical procedures, therapies, after care, and hospitalization, among other things.

If your injury leaves you in need immediate medical attention, don’t wait. Go to the nearest hospital, urgent care center or emergency room. If it’s an emergency situation, it doesn’t matter if it’s an authorized provider. If it’s not an emergency, you will be held financially responsible. If you’re not happy with your original medical care, you’re allowed negotiate for a different provider, and a second opinion. But you must discuss this with your attorney within 90 days. Visit your Colorado work comp lawyers at Burg Simpson for help by filling out a Free Consultation form to discuss your case for free!

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM UNABLE TO WORK?

If you are unable to work, you may be able to claim Temporary Disability, which includes Temporary Total Disability and Temporary Partial Disability. Temporary Disability benefits are the lost wages you receive until you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement from your injury or illness sustained at work. TTD payments begin after you miss three calendar days of work or three shifts. Your primary care physician must also provide, in writing, documentation of your inability to work, or restrictions on your ability to work. MMI is achieve when your doctor determines the injury is stable and further care isn’t needed.

In Colorado, Temporary Total Disability benefits are calculated at two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage, which is averaged by including past wages over a set period of time. This wage can include overtime, bonuses, and the value of employer-paid health insurance benefits. Finally, sick time and vacation days can be rolled into your Temporary Disability payments but they can’t be used as a substitution.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH WORKERS COMP

There are dozens of other rules, restrictions, and rights associated with workers’ compensation in Colorado. To help make sense of it, we’ve compiled an exhaustive FAQ HERE here to help answer any questions. But it’s not the same as speaking with one of our experienced Colorado workers’ comp lawyers.

If you get hurt at work, the most important thing to do right away is to get medical attention. But the clock on your claim starts ticking as soon as you’re injured, so report it immediately. Don’t jeopardize your health, your job, or your finances. Fill out a FREE Case Evaluation form today or call us before it’s too late to discuss your situation with a workers’ compensation ATTORNEY!

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Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

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

 October 10, 2017

What’s the Difference between Temporary and Permanent Disability?

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 – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 October 3, 2017

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards, Too

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 Work Comp – Denver Workers Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 September 27, 2017

9 Dos and Don’ts of Workers’ Compensation Claims

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 »

Drugs, Alcohol, & Work Comp - Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 September 20, 2017

Can Drugs and Alcohol Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Case?

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 »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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