Colorado Workers' Compensation

Utility and Electrical Workers- Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Utility and electrical workers are routinely exposed to challenging and often treacherous work conditions. These underappreciated professionals must work with high-voltage electricity, operate in thunderstorms and other inclement weather, and conduct difficult repairs high off the ground. From electrocution to falls to failing equipment, utility and electrical workers face several job site hazards every day. If you’re a utility or electrical worker who’s been hurt at work, call a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney with Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595.

In fact, electrical and utility line work has ranked among the nation’s top 10 most dangerous professions for more than a decade now, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While on-the-job fatalities have fallen over the last 20 years, utility and electrical workers still suffer a 19.2 fatality rate for every 100,000 employees.

Our Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at Burg Simpson have worked with hundreds of utility workers who have been injured on the job and we’ve successfully helped them receive the compensation they deserve. Our services don’t focus solely on filing workers’ compensation claims, we’re there every step of the way to make sure you understand the legal process and your rights, while we help you get back on your feet. If you’re an electrical or utility worker who’s been hurt on the job, don’t try to handle you claim alone. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM immediately.

CAUSES OF UTILITY AND ELECTRICAL WORKER INJURIES

The leading causes of injuries to utility and electrical workers, according to the BLS, include:

  • Transportation incidents: Like a lot of other occupations, utility and electrical workers are at a higher risk for motor vehicle accidents than most.
  • Violence: All too often, utility workers are assaulted by residents while simply trying to do their job.
  • Falls: A lot of the repair work these professionals perform is above the ground, which can lead to fatal or devastating falls. This is one area where the rate of incidence sharply has increased over the last decade.
  • Struck by object/equipment: Like construction workers, utility repairmen work with heavy equipment every day.
  • Exposure to harmful substances: Among the potentially harmful substances that utility workers can be exposed to, carbon monoxide is perhaps the most prevalent.
  • Caught between equipment: Electrical workers are frequently at risk of being crushed by or between heavy objects and pieces of equipment.
  • Electrical exposure: These workers are exposed to electricity all the time as part of their job, putting them at high risk of contact with a live current, which can lead to devastating injuries and burns.

If you’ve suffered any of these injuries while doing your job, you need to get started on your claim immediately. Time is of the essence. Call the lawyers at Burg Simpson now at 303-792-5595.

WORKERS’ COMP BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO UTILITY AND ELECTRICAL WORKERS

Our experience with Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation system is crucial to our ability to take our clients’ cases with confidence. We’ll fight to make sure your medical bills are covered and that you receive fair compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered. If you’ve been hurt during your job, call a workers comp attorney at Burg Simpson as soon as possible.

We will work with you to:

  • Secure fair compensation for your accident and the injuries you’ve suffered.
  • Obtain the necessary medical care and treatment.
  • Apply for additional Social Security benefits.
  • Get reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury.
  • Explore the possibility of filing a third-party claim and personal injury lawsuit.

If your injury was the result of a negligent third party in Colorado, you could be eligible to sue the person responsible for your accident without affecting your workers’ compensation claim. Visit our third-party claim page for more details. You can also call us at 303-792-5595 to speak with an attorney.

If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t waste time wondering whether you should talk to an attorney. You should. And don’t make the mistake of trying to handle your workers’ compensation case by yourself. Burg Simpson offers a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to injured utility and electrical workers. If you decide to work with us, we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we get paid only if we secure a settlement for you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call before time runs out.

Michael Burg body broker interview

 March 19, 2019

Inside Edition Interviews Michael Burg on Body Broker Case

Esteemed founding shareholder Michael Burg explained the details of a body broker case in Arizona brought by several families against Biological Resource Center, Inc. and its owner, Steve Gore. In this terrible case, the families donating their deceased loved ones’ bodies to scientific research did not realize the company intended to dismember the corpse and… Read more »

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Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule

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Michael Burg on KHOW

 March 15, 2019

Michael Burg on KHOW Talk Radio: Your Money, Your Retirement, on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm.

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 March 11, 2019

Burg Simpson Presents Awards to the 2019 Scholarship Competition Winners!

     Each year, Burg Simpson awards college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who win our essay competition regarding the importance of the U.S. civil jury system, and how it is being threatened. The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college,… Read more »

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 March 5, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

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 November 26, 2018

Misconceptions about Colorado Workers’ Compensation

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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 have not 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… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

 March 5, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

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Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

 March 5, 2019

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

When you have suffered from a personal injury, or the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, it can make matters even more complicated when you are attempting to deal with all of the accompanying legal issues on your own. When you have experienced this kind of trauma, it is important that you focus… Read more »

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

 March 5, 2019

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

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How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

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