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Healthcare Workers and Nurses – Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyers

Healthcare Nurses- Colorado Work Comp Attorney- Burg Simpson

Healthcare makes up one-sixth of the American economy. So it’s no surprise that healthcare workers and nurses make up one of the country’s largest workforces. It’s also experiencing record growth, which shows no signs of letting up, as demand for these services outstrips the supply. If you or a loved one in the healthcare field has been injured at work, call a Burg Simpson Colorado workers’ comp attorney today!

There are a couple of major drivers of this phenomenon. The first is America’s aging baby boomer population – and their increased number of expected hospital days. Experts predict roughly 16 percent of the population will be over 65 in just three years.

Additionally, because of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 20 million more people have acquired health insurance over the last few years. That sudden influx of new customers has created more job openings than there are trained healthcare workers to fill them. Hundreds of thousands of healthcare jobs remained unfilled at the end of 2016. In fact, jobs in healthcare sit vacant an average of 48.6 days, far longer than any other occupation.

Healthcare workers make huge sacrifices for their profession. At Burg Simpson, we have the utmost respect for these workers. Our Colorado workmans compensation lawyers have represented hundreds of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to help them win the compensation they deserve from workplace accidents. With more than 40 years of experience, our dedicated workers’ comp attorneys and paralegals are well-versed in the complex nature of Colorado’s workers’ compensation law. Our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys will work hard to recover your lost wages, make sure you receive expert medical care, and fight for fair compensation for your injury or illness.

These accidents can not only rob a family of a caregiver’s earnings, but can quickly incur extra expenses for care and treatment. If you or someone in your family has been hurt at work, call Burg Simpson’s Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form right now!

Nurses make up the single largest group of the nation’s healthcare workers, and the perils they face only increase with their growing workloads. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses have the highest rate of nonfatal workplace injuries among all occupations. Some of the other healthcare workers we represent include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Emergency medical technicians

If you’re a health care worker who’s suffered an injury at work, call one of our Colorado workers’ comp lawyers today at 303-792-5595.

Healthcare workers of all types risk several hazards on the job every day, such as:

  • Stress – Nurses point to workplace stress as their foremost health and safety risk. Nearly half of all nurses also report having suffered from workplace bullying.
  • Lifting – Health care professionals – and nurses in particular – spend a lot of time either lifting heavy objects or repositioning patients during their shifts. The strain can take its toll.
  • Assault – Medical professionals also face higher rates of assault, as well, either from patients or their family members. Roughly one in four nurses are assaulted at work every year.
  • Infections/blood-borne diseases – Medical facilities are notorious for the prevalence of germs, and most health care workers deal with blood-borne infections daily.

Healthcare workers face more workplace dangers than historically hazardous occupations such as miners. The three most dangerous environments for health care workers are:

  • Nursing homes/residential care facilities.
  • Hospitals.
  • Outpatient health care services.

In addition to all of these, the Colorado workers’ comp 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.

CONTACT A COLORADO WORK COMP ATTORNEY AT BURG SIMPSON TODAY

If you’re a healthcare worker who’s been hurt – or become ill – at work, Burg Simpson is here to help. We’ve been handling these cases for more than 40 years and we’re experienced with the ins and outs of Colorado’s complex workers’ comp law. Call us today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Evaluation Form here.

We can help you with a number of pressing concerns, such as:

  • Securing fair compensation for any on-the-job injuries or illness you may have suffered.
  • Finding compassionate medical care and rehabilitative services to get you back to work sooner.
  • Receiving reimbursement for any related out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Appling for Social Security benefits you may qualify for.
  • Consider third-party personal injury lawsuits. If you were injured on the job by a third party, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit while filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Don’t try to tackle your workers’ compensation claim on your own. Call Burg Simpson today and receive a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 303-792-5595.

Michael S. Burg Urges State to do More to Outlaw Body Brokers

 July 19, 2018

Michael S. Burg Urges State to do More to Outlaw Body Brokers

Lawmakers finally made a move during this last legislative session to put an end to the “body broker” business in Colorado with the passage of Senate Bill 234. The new law prevents anyone from owning both a funeral home and a “body donation” company while also establishing minimum standards for sanitary maintenance and record keeping…. Read more »

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

 July 17, 2018

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

The attorneys at Burg Simpson recognize how important it is to stay involved in the legal community outside of the courtroom. That’s why shareholder David P. Hersh has agreed to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court’s new Lawyer Well-Being Task Force. The task force, chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez, is made up of lawyers… Read more »

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

 June 26, 2018

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

For the attorneys at Burg Simpson, few things are as rewarding as making a client happy. That’s why we’re proud to announce that shareholder Colin M. Simpson has earned a Silver Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The honor is given to attorneys that maintain a four-star average client review rating – which is the best… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

 June 14, 2018

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality ended this week not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn Obama-era rules put in place to maintain a free and open Internet. Because of that, those rules officially expired June 11. Of all the reversals the Trump Administration has pulled in the last… Read more »

Workplace Violence Employee Safety – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 June 4, 2018

Workplace Violence Threatens Employee Safety

Sadly, the possibility of violence shattering the workplace is more likely than ever. According to the latest data from the National Safety Council, roughly 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence every year. In 2014, for example, more than 400 employees died as result of a senseless attack – making up about 16 percent… Read more »

Workers’ Comp Options – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 March 20, 2018

Employers Workers’ Comp Options for their Employees

Any company doing business in Colorado – whether it’s a public or private entity – is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance helps protect both the employer and the employee in the case of an accident on the job. Anyone hired to perform services for pay is considered an employee by state law…. Read more »

Depression & Work Injuries – Workers Compensation Attorney– Burg Simpson

 February 26, 2018

Depression and Work Injuries for Women in Colorado

Depression is the leading cause of disability both worldwide and in the United States, especially among those between 15 and 44. It affects more than 16 million Americans – nearly 7 percent of the population – hitting women much more frequently than men. While depression alone is not sufficient to be a compensable work injury… Read more »

Protect Uninsured Workers – Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 January 10, 2018

Colorado Fights to Protect Uninsured Workers

The state of Colorado requires all employers with even a single employee to carry workers’ compensation insurance. It doesn’t matter if those employees are part time or full time. In fact, anyone who receives pay for services in Colorado is considered an employee, as far as workers’ compensation insurance is concerned. There are exceptions, of… 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.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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