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Union Law Firm Denver- Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

At Burg Simpson, we’re union lawyers that represent workers throughout the State of Colorado. When an accident happens while on the job, it’s important to have Colorado work comp lawyers committed to helping you as an injured worker obtain lost wages, medical benefits, and compensation you deserve. Workers Compensation benefits is a kind of workmen’s insurance coverage that employers are required to offer employees after they’ve been hurt at work.

Our award-winning team of trial lawyers are committed to helping injured workers recover as fully as possible from their injuries. Private industry employers reported more than 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics/U.S. Department of Labor

Filing a Workers Comp claim isn’t easy, must be done within a certain amount of days, and the amount of statues, rules, and guidelines can be confusing. Employers may even wrongfully put pressure on employees to return back to work too soon after an injury. Visit the Colorado Bureau of Workers Comp website for more information in the state of Colorado.

An experienced Colorado Union Accident Attorney can help when you’re suffering from a work injury and not in the mindset to deal with all the details involved in these claims. If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork and stress put on you by your employer’s insurance company, fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Colorado Union Injury Lawyer at Burg Simpson.

We help injured Union Members:

  1. Understand Colorado workers compensation insurance requirements and laws
  2. Receive fair workers compensation in Colorado for your injuries
  3. Obtain quality medical care for the most common workplace injuries
  4. Obtain reimbursement for legitimate expenses
  5. Bring third-party personal injury lawsuits when someone outside of your company causes the on-the-job injury
  6. Fight for your rights with Colorado workers compensation insurance carriers such as Pinnacol Assurance claims
  7. Assist you if your employer refuses to file workers comp claim
  8. Create applications for additional Social Security benefits
  9. Know the statute of limitations for workers comp

Third-Party Workplace Injury Lawsuits
Oftentimes, if someone other than your employer caused your accident, you may be entitled to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit. If successful, compensation in these types of cases can be significantly higher.

Burg Simpson Colorado work comp lawyers help obtain compensation for work-related injuries caused by:

  • Automobile accidents sustained on patrol
  • Gunshot wounds and assaults
  • Slip and fall – including head, knee and back injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Exposure to communicable diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, etc.
  • Stress and psychological conditions
  • And more…

Burg Simpson knows you risk your life every day for the safety of others, whether it’s by battling a house fire or rendering aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster. So, we’re here to help you understand your Colorado workers compensation rights and help you obtain the payment you deserve if you’re ever injured on the job.

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Few jobs are as critical in our day-to-day lives as that of our state’s police officers. They keep our streets safe, help people in need, and catch criminals – all while putting their lives on the line. If you are a law enforcement officer who’s been injured on the job, contact a Workers Comp Attorney Colorado today.

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Construction sites are rife with potential hazards that can lead to an injury on the job. These construction accidents can happen suddenly and without warning, and can easily be career-threatening incidents. If you are injured while working on a construction site, you should reach out to a Colorado Construction Injury lawyer today.

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Trucking can often be an unsafe work environment. Road hazards, constant heavy lifting, and heavy machinery operation all contribute to a higher-than-average injury accident rate. If you’re a tractor-trailer driver and have suffered an injury on the job, contact a Colorado Workers Compensation Attorney today.

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Many janitorial workers face less-than-ideal working conditions, which can expose them to cluttered, messy environments or even exposure to hazardous material, all of which can lead to accidents and work-related injuries. Contact our Colorado Workmans Comp Lawyers today if you’re a janitorial worker and have been hurt on the job.

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Utility and electrical workers are exposed to both difficult and risky work conditions, having to work with high-voltage electricity. Worse still, they’re often laboring under adverse weather conditions, whether its high winds, thunderstorms or even snow. And with most of that work taking place high off the ground, the chances of a severe worksite injury increase exponentially. If you’re a utility workers who’s been hurt on the job, it’s important you reach out to a Burg Simpson Workers Compensation Attorney Colorado to discuss your case now.

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While an office might not seem as perilous a work environment as that of a first responder, truck driver or utility worker, traditional office environments aren’t immune to serious workplace injuries. If you’ve been injured at work, fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to discuss your options with our Colorado Workers Compensation Attorneys.

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Retail workplaces typically aren’t considered risky places to work – unless it’s Black Friday. However, they often still require the use of equipment, lifting heavy boxes for inventory and stocking, or even slippery floor after a spill. All of these are hazards that lead to a workplace injury. Contact a Burg Simpson Workers Compensation Lawyer Denver now to help.

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Just like their clerical counterparts in the private sector, government employees in administrative roles can still get hurt on the job, as well. And they need to be taken just as seriously as any other workplace injury. If you’ve been hurt on the job, Burg Simpson Workers Compensation Attorneys in Colorado can help you.

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Healthcare workers sacrifice for the benefit of others on a daily basis. Their jobs are one of the most important ones in our society, but they face an incredible amount of exposure. From dealing with contagious diseases to handling toxic or hazardous substances, healthcare environments are littered with opportunities for workplace accidents. Burg Simpson Trial Law Firm can help today!

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Burg Simpson Law Firm consistently works with various local and state unions to ensure members’ rights are protected, including:

  • The Fraternal Order of Police
  • Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals
  • Local 1886 International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
  • Local 9 International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Denver Police Protection Association
  • Local 858 Denver Fire Fighters
  • Aurora Police Association
  • Cherry Hills Colorado Police Association
  • Local 7 United Food and Commercial Workers Union
  • Teamsters Local 455
  • Colorado Teamsters Local 17
  • Boulder Police Officers Association
  • Local 7 International Association of Stage Hands
  • Denver Sheriffs Fraternal Order of Police
  • Colorado Carpenters Local 1068
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 111
  • Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers, International
  • Denver Theatrical Stage, Film and Exhibition Employees’ Union
  • Colorado Builder and Construction Trades Council
  • Communication Workers of America

Don’t wait. Call Burg Simpson Attorney at Law NOW at 303-792-5595.

If you’re a Union Employee and have been injured at work anywhere in Colorado, Burg Simpson’s Colorado workers’ comp lawyers can help you get the benefits you deserve. We offer injured workers a no-obligation, Free Consultation on an agreed percentage fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if we’re successful obtaining a Colorado workers comp settlement on your behalf.

Important: Under Colorado Workers’ Comp Laws, workers don’t need to prove fault for their injuries. The fact that the injuries happened is enough to bring a claim.

 January 18, 2019

Spinal Cord Injury: The First 90 Days Arizona Digital Edition

Arizona’s digital edition of “Spinal Cord Injury: The First 90 Days,” has just been released by author, Sam Maddox. This volume is an informational guide for those with acute spinal cord injuries. The Arizona edition contains information regarding insurance coverage, rehabilitation best practices, self-care and coping strategies, expected outcomes, assistive technology and equipment, home modification and the… Read more »

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 January 9, 2019

Scott Eldredge: Shareholder and Practice Group Leader for the Medical Malpractice Team

Since 1983, Scott Eldredge, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has created a thriving legal practice focused on complex medical malpractice cases, and specifically matters regarding birth trauma. He regularly appears in State and Federal Courts, and concentrates on cases that include claims for damages resulting from substandard care by medical… Read more »

Kool Smiles Wrongful Child Death | ABC15 Interviews Burg Simpson Shareholder Scott Eldredge

 January 8, 2019

Kool Smiles Wrongful Child Death | ABC15 Interviews Burg Simpson Shareholder Scott Eldredge

  In December of 2017, the Gastelum family lost their two year old son, Zion, after baby root canals and crown surgeries. Kool Smiles dental clinic, where the surgeries took place, was accused of being responsible for the wrongful death due to negligent care post-surgery. Arizona ABC15 interviews Zion’s parents about the year-long investigation, as… Read more »

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 January 4, 2019

Mass Tort Litigation: Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

What is Mass Tort Litigation? A tort is a wrongful act that results in an injury for which the injured party is entitled to compensation. A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or more defendants. Mass tort lawsuits arise when a number of plaintiffs have sustained injuries caused by the same dangerous prescription drug, defective medical… 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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