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Utility and Electrical Workers- Colorado Workers Comp Attorney

Utility Electrical - Denver Workers Compensation Attorney- Burg Simpson

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.

With 40 years of experience, the Colorado workers’ comp 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.

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 Colorado work comp lawyers at Burg Simpson now at 303-792-5595.

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 Colorado 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 today at 303-792-5595 to speak with a Denver workers’ compensation attorney.

How Burg Simpson Can Help With Your Workers’ Comp Case

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 us today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form before time runs out.

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Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

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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 »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

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 »

stephen burg personal injury attorney handles spinal injury cases

 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 »

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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