Wyoming Workers' Compensation

Law Enforcement Officers – Wyoming Workers’ Compensation

Law Enforcement Officers – WY Workers Comp - Wyoming Burg SimpsonA law enforcement officer is any government worker – whether it is at the local, county, state, or federal level – who is tasked with the responsibility of preventing, investigating, apprehending, and/or detaining those suspected of and/or convicted of violating the law. Police officers and sheriff’s’ deputies are obviously part of this career field, but others who are also considered law enforcement include:

  • Detectives and criminal investigators
  • Fish and game wardens
  • Transit and railroad police
  • Radio dispatchers
  • Crime lab analysts
  • Bailiffs
  • Corrections officers
  • Administrative personnel

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 86 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2015 – 41 of them died as a result of a criminal act while the remaining 45 died accidentally. Additionally, more than 50,000 officers were assaulted while on the job – which left a little more than 28 percent of them injured badly enough to miss time from work.

If you are a law enforcement officer who has been injured in the line of duty, do not try to resolve your case on your own. Wyoming workers’ compensation laws are riddled with rules, regulations, and a strict time limit on claims. Get professional legal assistance from the experts at Burg Simpson in Wyoming as soon as possible. Call our Cody office at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form here.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police conducted a 12-month research study as part of a comprehensive effort to better understand – and treat – law enforcement personnel injuries. Among other things, the researchers found that:

  • Officers with less than five years of service were the ones most likely to get hurt.
  • Officers wearing seatbelts during a motor vehicle crash missed fewer days than officers who were not.
  • Officers trained in arrest procedures, tactics, and use of force sustained less severe injuries when they did get hurt.

The survey also found that the most common law enforcement injuries include:

  • Sprains/strains/soft tissue tears: Nearly 47 percent.
  • Contusions: 14.6 percent.
  • Lacerations: 13.8 percent.
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens: Nearly 7 percent.
  • Puncture wounds: 3 percent.
  • Broken bones: 3 percent.
  • Chronic injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Internal injuries.
  • Dislocations.
  • Gunshot wounds.

If you are a law enforcement officer who has been hurt at work, reach out to the work related injury lawyers at Burg Simpson Wyoming by calling our office at 307-527-7891.

Call Burg Simpson’s Wyoming Attorneys

At Burg Simpson’s Wyoming office, we work hard to provide injured law enforcement officers access to the benefits and compensation they deserve when they get hurt on the job. We work on a percentage fee basis, so it costs our clients nothing to move forward with their claim. Our fees are based on any settlement we recover. Complete our Free Case Evaluation Form today or call the Cody, Wyoming office of Burg Simpson today at 307-527-7891 so we can discuss your workers’ compensation claim.

 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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