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.

 May 29, 2020

Michael Burg Interviewed About the Body Parts Case

Michael Burg Interviewed by the Colorado Lawyer About the “Body Parts Case.” In November of 2019, trial lawyer Michael Burg, with shareholders David TeSelle, Holly Kammerer, and Paul Friedman, secured a $58.5 million verdict in punitive and compensatory damages for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center…. Read more »

 May 21, 2020

Angela E. McGraw Featured by Women Trial Lawyers Network

In May of 2020, Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer Angela McGraw was featured by the Women Trial Lawyers Network. The Women Trial Lawyers Network promotes the participation of women in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and aids in the advancement of women members into leadership positions. Additionally, the organization supplements the knowledge and experience of women by providing networking and educational… Read more »

 May 11, 2020

Burg Simpson Supports the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund

ENGLEWOOD, CO – MAY 11, 2020 – The annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run is held in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a drunk driver while performing a routine traffic stop. Jeremy served the… Read more »

 May 8, 2020

May 2020 E-News

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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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