Wyoming Workers' Compensation

Construction Workers – Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Construction Worker – Workers Compensation Settlements - Wyoming Burg SimpsonWhether you are in Wyoming or Rhode Island, construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations anyone can do. Nearly 1,000 construction workers died on the job in 2015 – the highest numbers of fatalities nationally in nearly a decade. While the 4 percent increase in injuries over the previous year might seem small, every other industry saw a drop in worksite injuries. In Wyoming, four construction workers died on the job that year. Do not try to handle your own workers’ compensation claim if you have been injured on the job.

Workers’ compensation — often referred to as workers’ comp and workman’s comp — is a national program designed to compensate American workers who have been injured while on the job. For the last 40 years, Burg Simpson’s Cody office has helped injured Wyoming workers obtain fair compensation for serious injuries suffered at work or during the normal course of their employment.

If you have been hurt on the job, get in touch with the work-related injury lawyers as soon as possible by calling our Cody, Wyoming office at 307-527-7891 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation form right now.

Four incidents account for the vast majority of construction site deaths:

  • Falls, slips, and trips — Slips and falls cause more construction site fatalities than any other incident, accounting for nearly 40 percent of deaths. The majority of fatal falls are categorized as “falls to a lower level.”
  • Transportation incidents: Accidents involving motor vehicles are responsible for 24 percent of worksite fatalities. These can be caused by collisions with other vehicles, collisions with other objects while in a vehicle, or non-collision incidents, such as rollovers.
  • Contact with object and/or equipment – Construction workers dying after being hit with an object or equipment saw a sharp increase in 2015, making up 17 percent of deaths overall. This category includes both workers hit by an object and those getting caught in or between equipment.
  • Substances/environmental exposure – Accounting for 15 percent of construction worker deaths, most of these fatalities area result of electrocution. Other causes of death include accidental overdoses, and extreme heat exposure.
  • Violence – Whether it is caused by another person or an animal, incidents of violence led to the deaths of 3 percent of construction workers in 2015.
  • Fires/explosions – Fires and explosions took the lives of 2 percent of construction workers.

If you have lost a family member because of a workplace accident, call our Wyoming office at 307-527-7891 to discuss your options for filing a workers compensation lawsuit.

Our Cody Wyoming Attorneys Are Here To Help

At Burg Simpson in Wyoming, our goal is to help injured workers navigate the state’s complicated workers’ compensation system. We can help, no matter what type of work you do. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form today or call the Wyoming office of Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 now.

January firm-wide e-news

 January 17, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: January 2020

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation JANUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Names Three New Shareholders Paul D. Friedman Angela E. McGraw Jacob M. Burg Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are pleased to announce that Paul… Read more »

 January 14, 2020

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance… Read more »

 January 8, 2020

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!  Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020  is 5280 Magazine’s sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The 5280 editors invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal practice areas. Survey responses in hand, the 5280 team… Read more »

 January 7, 2020

The Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! The 1,500-word Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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