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Injured Workers - Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

Nearly 3 million people get hurt or sick on the job every year – and about half of those injuries (or illnesses) force employees to miss work. Sadly, more than 4,800 workers are killed every year at work – that’s about 13 people every day. While those numbers are dramatically better than they were 40 years ago, because of better working conditions and improved safety standards, among other things, people still get hurt, fall ill, or die on the job every day.

At Burg Simpson, our Colorado workers’ comp attorneys have more than 40 years of experience helping injured workers and surviving family members fight for the compensation they deserve. We’ve dealt with workers’ compensation claims from all types of professions and industries. Our workers comp attorneys understand the ins and outs of the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system, and are here to help you navigate this complex system. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now to speak with us about your claim as soon as possible.

Burg Simpson can help you:

  • Understand how the Colorado Workers’ Compensation laws work and how they affect your case.
  • Receive fair compensation for any injuries suffered while at work.
  • Get access to quality medical and health care.
  • Determine whether it’s necessary to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit if someone outside of your employer was responsible for your injury.
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits, if applicable.

We know you selflessly risk your life every day for the safety of others. Fighting fires is essential to public safety, and we recognize the risks inherent in your profession. In 2015, 68 firefighters died in the line of duty across the country, while more than 68,000 were injured. Should something happen to you or a family member on while on duty, the Colorado fireman injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are here to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us now!

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Few professionals are as important to our society as law enforcement officers, who run the risk of life-or-death situations every time they put on their badge. Law enforcement officers keep our streets safe, help keep crime levels low, and are there for people in need. The risk in being a police officer – however indirect – can lead to accidents. Additionally, most officers tend to brush off injuries rather than the seek treatment right away, which can turn minor injuries into major ones. We advise you to contact a Colorado police injury attorney before it’s too late to get help by filling out a free consultation form.

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They might not be fighting fires or chasing criminals, but construction workers face many hazards daily working in a construction site. Accidents are so common at a construction site that construction companies keep track of how many days in a row they go without an accident or injury. Roughly one in five workplace deaths are in the construction industry – more than any other career type – and nearly 40 percent of those deaths are a result of falls. Contact a Colorado construction injury lawyer at Burg Simpson to discuss your case.

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When you think about truck drivers and accidents, it’s natural to focus on motor vehicle accidents. You wouldn’t be wrong. After years of decline, truck accidents have been on the rise for the last few years. More than 80 percent of truck driver fatalities are a result of roadway accidents. But most workplace injuries truck drivers suffer are actually from slip and falls. Out from behind the wheel, truck drivers have to deal with a lot of heavy lifting and heavy machinery that lend themselves to a higher-than-normal accident rate.

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Most janitorial workers and custodians work in a harmful environment handling hazardous materials as part of their day-to-day job responsibilities. Because of janitorial duties, and the equipment they use, these workers are prone to injuries, falls, electric shocks, and infectious diseases in an unsafe work situation. Call your Colorado work comp attorney at 303-792-5595 now.

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Utility and electrical workers are exposed to both difficult and dangerous circumstances working with high-voltage electricity, in several cases high off the ground, and often during adverse weather conditions such as thunderstorms. The job ranks as one of the 10 most dangerous professions, based on worksite fatalities, and ranks first in number of nonfatal electrical accidents.

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While corporate America might not seem like a dangerous work environment – especially compared to some of the other more obviously hazardous careers on this list – office workers and clerical staff can still fall victim to serious injuries at work. Whether it’s tripping over an open desk drawer or slipping in some spilled coffee on the break room floor, falls are the most common workplace injury for office workers. In fact, according to the CDC, office workers are more than twice as likely to suffer a disabling injury from a fall as any other occupation. Call us to discuss how we can help.

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Much like office spaces, retail work environments may seem pretty safe compared to a construction site or a burning building. But, retail environments sometimes require employees to use heavy equipment, lift heavy boxes for inventory or stocking shelves, among other workplace hazards that aren’t as obvious. Surprisingly, retail deaths make up more than 10 percent of workplace deaths, according to the CDC.

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Like any other office workers, government workers – whether local, state or federal – are also at risk for workplace injuries such as motor vehicle accidents, lifting strains, and falls. However, it can be incredibly difficult to sue any government entity, making your workers’ compensation claim that much more of a battle. The window for filing a claim can be smaller, as well, so time is of the essence. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form right now to talk with our workers comp attorneys as soon as possible.

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Healthcare workers sacrifice for the benefit of others as a career choice. Their jobs are one of the most critical in our society, and they face biological and chemical hazards on a daily basis. From dealing with contagious diseases to handling toxic or hazardous substances, healthcare environments are open to many workplace injuries. In fact, healthcare workers get sick at work more than any other profession. If you find yourself unable to work because of a health care injury or illness, call Burg Simpson’s Colorado workmans comp lawyers at 303-792-5595.

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LET BURG SIMPSON HELP YOU

If you’ve been injured or fallen ill while on your job, our knowledgeable team of Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve.

We make sure you’re always in the loop on the state of your case and claim. The lawyers at Burg Simpson willhelp you navigate the complicated process of negotiating with employers and dealing with insurance companies who all too often try to convince you to return to work before you’re ready.

In Colorado, you don’t have to prove anyone was at fault for your injuries. Burg Simpson’s work comp attorneys have helped thousands of workers obtain compensation for injuries caused by a variety of on-the-job accidents, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Loading and unloading incidents.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Repetitive strain injuries.
  • Fatigue as a result of unrealistic schedules that don’t allow enough time for rest.
  • Occupational diseases
  • Heart attacks and strokes.
  • Slips and falls, which can include head, neck, knee, and back injuries.

Some injuries are a result from automotive accidents, which are often times caused by third-parties who aren’t fellow employees of your company. If this is the case, you might be able to sue the person who caused your injury, while still filing your workers compensation and receive benefits. To find out if you’re able to do so and what your options are, fill out a FREE no-obligation consultation or call us at 303-792-5595. Don’t wait to file your workers’ compensation claim, it is important to talk to a Colorado Workers Compensation attorney today to fight for the compensation you deserve!

Want More Information on Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

We’ve compiled some of the most common and important questions about Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation system into a helpful INJURY HANDBOOK. To get a FREE copy of this handbook by calling us at 303-792-5595.

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

stephen burg personal injury attorney handles spinal injury cases

 November 29, 2018

Stephen Burg Handles Spinal Cord Injury Cases

  Shareholder Stephen Burg handles spinal cord injury cases at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Mr. Burg is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products. He also has significant experience in handling spinal cord… Read more »

Colorado workers' compensation misconceptions can leave injured workers without options for financial help.

 November 26, 2018

Misconceptions about Colorado Workers’ Compensation

For Colorado, workers’ compensation law is a big deal. Every year about 112 Coloradans die in an accident on the job. That works out to one death every three to four days, according to data collected by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Thousands more employees suffer accidents that leave them injured and… Read more »

Worker's Compensation lawyer John Connell received this needlepoint gift from a thankful client.

 October 25, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer John Connell Changes Lives with Burg Simpson

Deciding who to hire as your workers’ compensation lawyer is a complicated process. Injuries sustained on the job mean that potential clients weighing their litigation options are doing so under stressful circumstances. They are often experiencing physical pain, worrying about their finances and job, juggling complicated medical decisions that will affect their recovery, and trying… Read more »

Summer Jobs Safety – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 August 9, 2018

Summer Jobs Put Teen Workers at Risk

Despite a historically low unemployment rate – hovering at 3.8 percent – teenagers haven’t exactly been racing to get summer jobs lately. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., teen hiring fell nearly 4 percent to 1.28 million jobs gained last summer. Employment among teen workers – ages 16 to 19 – peaked at 190,000… Read more »

Work Comp Payments – Denver Work Comp Attorney – Colorado Burg Simpson

 July 23, 2018

Colorado Worker’s Comp Payments Go Digital

In less than a year, Pinnacol Assurance has managed to move more than two-thirds of injured workers into a direct deposit system for workers’ comp claims. Pinnacol, Colorado’s workers’ compensation insurer of last resort, rolled out direct deposit wage replacement for injured employees. Now roughly 70 percent of their clients have enrolled in the program,… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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