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.

 August 20, 2019

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers. Shareholders Peter W. Burg and Stephen J. Burg Discuss What to Do Following a Crash. If you have experienced a vehicle-related injury through the carelessness of another party, you could be eligible for damages for your pain, suffering, and loss. The Denver personal injury lawyers at… Read more »

 August 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Our Best Lawyers in America!

Twenty-Seven Burg Simpson Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020. Four lawyers were named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practice Areas and Regions Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce the Best Lawyers in America accolades for… Read more »

 August 5, 2019

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game By David P. Hersh, Shareholder and Avid Cyclist When it comes to crashes between cyclists and motor vehicles, it is essential to establish who is at fault for causing the accident.  Tort law in America operates on a system of responsibility – those who ride or drive on public ways… Read more »

 August 1, 2019

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation. Michael Burg, shareholder and founder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently appeared on the Ross Kaminski Show on KHOW to discuss the current opioid epidemic, and how the opioid lawsuit is seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for opioid-related addictions, injuries, and deaths. Michael Burg is one… 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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