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Those who work in law enforcement are more than just police officers and sheriffs. It includes detectives/investigators, dispatchers, crime lab analysts, bailiffs, and administrative personnel. These everyday heroes keep our streets safe by tracking down criminals and helping victims of that crime. That work comes with more than its share of risks. If you’re a law enforcement officer who’s been hurt on the job, call a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney at Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 today.

There are more than 900,000 law enforcement officers working today in the United States, more than at any other time in the nation’s history. Not surprisingly, these brave men and women face a higher risk of an on-the-job injury or illness than just about any other occupation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 115 law enforcement officers died on the job annually from 2003 to 2014. Nearly 31,000 officers suffered injuries that required time off every year from 2009 to 2014.

Our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys are not only well-versed in Colorado workers’ compensation law, but we’ve fought hard for the law enforcement community for decades. We’re passionate about helping members of this valuable community regain their lost wages, fight for their deserved compensation, and secure the medical benefits they’re entitled to. Fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form today or call us at 303-792-5595.

Generally speaking, law enforcement personnel injuries fall into one of two categories. The first is the more acute incident, such as a physical confrontation or car accident. The other type of injury results from the constant wear and tear a law enforcement official endures from the everyday challenges of the job, such as frequent running and climbing, or carrying heavy loads.

Law enforcement officials face a variety of hazards at work, but the top two types of injuries account for more than half of all of them:

  • Sprains, strains, and tears: These injuries can be the result of something as dramatic as a violent encounter with a suspect or as mundane as a slip and fall.
  • Soreness and pain: Since law enforcement officials are often on their feet and usually carrying around 10 pounds of equipment, it’s no wonder law enforcement officers suffer from chronic pain.

Primarily as a result of dealing with perpetrators, these public servants suffer from higher-than-average rates of bruises and contusions, fractures, cuts, lacerations, and punctures.

But there are also a wealth of other “quiet” factors that can take a toll on the health of law enforcement officers, such as stress, poor nutrition, no exercise, post-traumatic stress, and depression. In fact, just this year, lawmakers in Colorado have included PTSD as a valid cause for filing workers’ compensation.

If you’re suffering from PTSD as a result of something you experienced on the job in your capacity as a law enforcement officer, don’t hesitate to call our Colorado workmans compensation lawyers at 303-792-5595 as soon as possible to speak with us for free.

In Colorado, law enforcement officers don’t have to prove fault if they get hurt on the job. Simply having an injury is sufficient for filing a claim. But that doesn’t mean filing your claim and obtaining benefits is as simple as filling out some paperwork. In fact, there are a number of mistakes that law enforcement officers can make that could jeopardize their workers’ compensation claim:

  • Don’t ignore any injury, no matter how insignificant it might seem. The slight strain or sprain can not only balloon into something much more serious, but it can prevent law enforcement officers from performing the most basic of duties. An aching joint can keep you from running. A pulled muscle can prevent you from climbing a fence while in pursuit. A strained wrist can hamper your ability to pull a weapon on a suspect, putting your life in danger.
  • Don’t wait to report any injury you suffer while on the job. In Colorado, you only have four days to report you injury to your employer.
  • Don’t leave anything out. Once you’ve reported you injury and made it to your employer’s designated medical provider, disclose everything, no matter how minor it might seem. The more your doctors knows, the better your ability to file a successful workers’ compensation claim.
  • Don’t go it alone. Colorado’s workers’ compensation law is anything but simple. The single biggest mistake you can make is trying to navigate this complicated claims process by yourself.

We’ve been working with injured law enforcement personnel for 40 years, so we know the ins and outs of this confusing system. We can help you:

  • Understand the laws pertaining to Colorado Workers’ Compensation.
  • Find and obtain quality medical care.
  • Receive fair compensation for their injuries.
  • Obtain reimbursement for legitimate expenses.
  • Explore third party personal injury lawsuits if the injury was caused by someone else.

CALL BURG SIMPSON’S COLORADO WORK COMP LAWYERS NOW

If you’re a member of Colorado’s law enforcement community, and you’ve been hurt while doing your job, don’t keep quiet or try to handle your complex workers’ compensation claim by yourself. You fight for the rest of us every day on the job, let the workman’s comp attorneys at Burg Simpson fight for you when it comes to handling your claim.

We offer a free consultation about your case with absolutely no obligation. If you decide to work with us, you pay nothing. We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if you do. Call our Colorado workers comp lawyers at 303-792-5595 or fill out a FREE CASE EVALUATION form as soon as possible.

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Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

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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 »

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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 »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 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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