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.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… 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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