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Construction Workers – Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Construction Workers- Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Construction sites are the deadliest places to work. More than 930 construction workers died on the job in 2015 – a 4 percent jump over the previous year. Younger workers make up a lot of those deaths. In fact, the construction industry ranks second in the country for fatalities in workers younger than 18.. In such a dangerous environment, a trusted construction injury lawyer should be ready to take action at any time.

There are plenty of nonfatal injuries at construction sites, as well, with one in 10 construction workers getting hurt on the job every year. A lack of experience clearly plays a role in these injuries, since nearly two-thirds of them occur within the employee’s first year on the job. These injuries can devastate entire families by threatening current and future earnings.

If you or a family member has been hurt on a construction site, Burg Simpson’s work injury attorneys in Denver can help you today! Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form here.

Did you know as a construction worker in Colorado, in the event of a job-related accident, you do not need to prove that anyone was at fault for your injury? This is one of the many details that Burg Simpson can help advise our clients on to better understand the claims process and know your rights. By working with our construction injury lawyers, together we can navigate the workers’ compensation system and get you the benefits you deserve!

Some types of cases Burg Simpson has filed for compensation claims include:

  • Injuries from slips and falls, including head, neck, knee, and back
  • Defective ladders and scaffolds
  • Injuries sustained from lifting or operating heavy machinery
  • Construction vehicle accidents
  • Electrocution and electrical burns
  • Injuries and breaks from repetitive strain and pressure

More than half of construction site fatalities are a result of what industry experts have dubbed the Fatal Four:

Falls — These are the single greatest cause of construction site deaths. Not coincidentally, fall protection is also the most common construction site OSHA violation. Falls from a site typically occur from roofs, scaffolds, and ladders.
Struck by object – Construction workers constantly get hit by objects. Whether it is a vehicle, an unstable wall or an errant tool, object strikes make up roughly 10 percent of worksite deaths.
Electrocutions – Construction workers are also at abnormally high risk for electrocutions, killing nearly 9 percent of them every year. These can happen, obviously, through contact with a power line, but also by improper use of machinery or because of faulty wiring.
Caught between objects – Workers also frequently get caught beneath or between objects. Inadequate access points, faulty trenches, and insufficient protective systems can lead to these fatal accidents.

Ironworkers get hurt on the job more than any other construction workers. But when it comes to fatalities, things change. The workers most likely to die on the job are:

Laborer – More than a quarter of worksite fatalities strike the average laborer.
Supervisor – 13 percent of construction site deaths hit the front-line supervisors.
Roofer – These employees rank third, and are most likely to die from a fall.
Electricians and carpenters round out the top five most endangered construction site vocations.

If you are a Colorado construction worker who has been hurt on the job, and you think an unsafe worksite may have been a factor, you need to speak to a Colorado workers’ compensation lawyer immediately for help. Contact Burg Simpson for a FREE Consultation before you speak to anyone else.

Workers’ compensation in Colorado is designed to pay for all of an injured party’s medical expenses, and roughly 75 percent of cases involve medical-only benefits. However, there are accommodations for cash reimbursement for days missed from work, too. There are other benefits you may be entitled to, such as:

  • Temporary total disability
  • Temporary partial disability
  • Permanent total disability
  • Permanent partial disability
  • Death benefits

In addition to all of these, the Colorado workers' compensation lawyers at Burg Simpson can help you apply for additional Social Security benefits you may be entitled to, and assist in exploring the possibilities of filing a third-party personal injury lawsuit.

If a third party – someone other than your employer – is responsible for your workplace injury, you may be eligible to sue for damages and compensation. It is just another reason for you to speak with an experienced Colorado work’ comp attorney today to explore every option available to you. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss all the details that may be involved in your case. If you decide to work with us, we operate on an agreed percentage fee basis, which means we only get paid if we get you a settlement or judgment. Call us now!

CONTACT A WORK INJURY ATTORNEY AT BURG SIMPSON TODAY

A construction injury can leave wounds that can linger for years. A death can cripple a family, robbing them of a steady income. Our Burg Simpson workers’ compensation attorneys want to help you. We have been working on these types of complex cases for more than 40 years and know the ins and outs of Colorado’s complicated workers’ compensation law.

If you have been injured on the job, let our professional construction injury lawyers help you:

  • Receive fair compensation for your injuries
  • Have access to quality medical care
  • Understand your legal rights within Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Get reimbursement for legitimate expenses you have incurred during your injury
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits
  • Explore third-party personal injury lawsuits

Call our Denver based law firm today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Evaluation Form right now.

January firm-wide e-news

 January 17, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: January 2020

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 January 14, 2020

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance… Read more »

 January 8, 2020

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!  Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020  is 5280 Magazine’s sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The 5280 editors invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal practice areas. Survey responses in hand, the 5280 team… Read more »

 January 7, 2020

The Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! The 1,500-word Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being… Read more »

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 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

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Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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