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For years, retail has been the silent driver of economic growth in the United States. Even as brick-and-mortar retailers have been taking a beating lately with the rise of e-commerce, we are still very much a retail economy. Retail employees – including cashiers – make up more than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce, filling nearly 16 million jobs. Retail consumption makes up two-thirds of the country’s gross domestic product. If you’re a retail employee who’s been hurt at work, you might not consider yourself eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado, but that is not true. Call a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney today for help as soon as possible at 303-792-5595 or fill out a FREE CASE EVALUATION form right now to find out more.

Retail sales workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include both those who sell retail merchandise, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles (retail salespeople), and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts (parts salespeople). Both types of workers help customers find the products they want and process their payments. Retail establishments are typically clean, well-lit environments. They don’t sound like perilous places to work, but they carry their own set of workplace hazards. Retail work can require the use of technical equipment, heavy lifting while stocking, or performing inventory. Accidents are common in retail, due in no small part to a largely younger, less-experienced labor force prone to high turnover.

Most injuries at retail establishments fall into a handful of categories, and are largely preventable.

Slips, Trips, and Falls: These are by far the most common workplace accidents in the retail industry. They’re typically a result of wet or uneven floors, spilled liquids, and items left lying around. These also make up 15 percent worksite fatalities. Food service employees are particularly susceptible to slips and falls.

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Retail employees spend a lot of time standing around, lifting, reaching, and performing their tasks in awkward positions. All of this can lead to minor aches, strains, and sprains that can quickly devolve into chronic conditions. Injuries can include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and lower back pain.

Cuts and burns: Food service employees, in particular, are at greater risk of cuts and burns from preparing and cooking food.

Violence: Violence is the leading cause of death at work, and retail employees are at greater risk than most, especially those with later hours of operation. Among retail workers, liquor store employees are at the most likely to be killed on the job. Factors that put retail locations at greater risk include greater exposure to the public, cash and/or valuables on the premises, and small staff sizes.

If you’ve lost a loved one to workplace violence, call the Colorado workers’ comp lawyers at Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595.

Did you know retail employees in Colorado who’ve been hurt at work aren’t required to prove anyone was at fault for their injury? At Burg Simpson, we take retail workplace injuries seriously. We’ve helped hundreds of workers who’ve suffered on-the-job injuries receive the medical treatment and compensation they deserve.

Our legal services encompass the entire workers’ compensation process, from filing the claim to even pursuing a third-party personal injury lawsuit, if it’s appropriate. Burg Simpson’s Colorado work comp lawyers will keep you informed about your claim every step of the way: We will help you:

  • Understand the Colorado’s workers’ compensation law.
  • Receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
  • Get the quality medical services and care you need.
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits, if applicable.
  • Receive reimbursement for any and all of your out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Pursue any appropriate third-party personal injury lawsuits.

Talk to a Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

If you’re a Colorado retail employee and you’ve suffered an injury at work, don’t make the mistake of trying to handle your own workers’ compensation claim. And don’t wait too long to ask for help. The clock starts ticking on your ability to file a claim as soon as you’re injured. We offer a no-obligation free consultation so you have nothing to lose. Call the Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 or fill out a FREE Evaluation Form today.

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Temporary versus Permanent Disability – Workers Comp Lawyers in Denver – Burg Simpson

 October 10, 2017

What’s the Difference between Temporary and Permanent Disability?

What most employees don’t realize after they’ve been hurt on the job is that they’re entitled to more than medical benefits. If you’ve been injured at work – and have missed three shifts or three calendar days of work – you’re also entitled to compensation for a portion of the wages you’ve lost because of… Read more »

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 October 3, 2017

Office Workers Face Workplace Hazards, Too

Office workers tend to have an artificially inflated sense of security when it comes to workplace safety. It’s not like the members of the buttoned-down, nine-to-five set are climbing construction scaffolding or chasing suspects down dark alleys, so what do they have to be afraid of? Plenty, since tens of thousands of office workers get… Read more »

9 Dos and Don’ts of Work Comp – Denver Workers Compensation Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 September 27, 2017

9 Dos and Don’ts of Workers’ Compensation Claims

For the last two years, Colorado has seen lower “loss costs,” primarily as a result of fewer, and less severe, worksite accidents. The Colorado Division of Insurance defines loss costs as the medical payments and lost wages paid to injured employees. “Employers in Colorado continue to do a good job of preventing workplace incidents in… Read more »

Drugs, Alcohol, & Work Comp - Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 September 20, 2017

Can Drugs and Alcohol Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Case?

It’s been five years since voters legalized recreational pot consumption in Colorado. As a result, many employers have backed off from testing candidates and employees for drug use at a record pace. In 2014, for example, roughly 77 percent of Colorado companies featured drug-testing policies. Today, only 62 percent of businesses test for drug use,… 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.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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