Colorado Workers' Compensation

Injured Workers – Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

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 is 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’ compensation attorneys have more than 40 years of experience helping injured workers and surviving family members fight for the compensation they deserve. We have dealt with workers’ compensation claims from all types of professions and industries. Our workers’ compensation 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 is 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!


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 is too late to get help by filling out a free consultation form.


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.


When you think about truck drivers and accidents, it is natural to focus on motor vehicle accidents. You would not 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.


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 workers' comp attorney at 303-792-5595 now.


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 the number of nonfatal electrical accidents.


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 is 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.


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 are not as obvious. Surprisingly, retail deaths make up more than 10 percent of workplace deaths, according to the CDC.


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.


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 workers' compensation lawyers at 303-792-5595.



If you have 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 are always in the loop on the state of your case and claim. The lawyers at Burg Simpson will help 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 do not have to prove anyone was at fault for your injuries. Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation 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 do not 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 of automotive accidents, which are often times caused by third-parties who are not 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 are able to do so and what your options are, fill out a FREE no-obligation consultation or call us at 303-792-5595. Do not 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 have 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.

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

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Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

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 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… Read more »

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 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

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 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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