Wyoming Workers' Compensation

Unions – Workers’ Compensation Lawyers – Wyoming

Unions – Wyoming Workers Compensation - Wyoming Burg SimpsonWorkers’ compensation in Wyoming continues to mirror the national trend of declining claims. The latest workers’ compensation numbers from the state indicate an average injury rate of 11.5 injuries per 1,000 workers. Manufacturing still leads all industries with more than 20 per 1,000 employees, while financial services remain the safest with less than five injuries per 1,000. If you have suffered a serious injury in a workplace accident, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.

The most common injuries in Wyoming, according to the 2015 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report, include:

  • Sprains: 29 percent
  • Contusion: 18 percent
  • Laceration: 14 percent
  • Fracture: 6 percent
  • Strain: 5.8 percent

Additionally, the number of workplace fatalities has been declining, averaging 34 a year. If you have lost a family member to a workplace accident, do not wait to reach out to the workers’ compensation lawyers at Burg Simpson in Wyoming by calling 307-527-7891. You can also fill out our Free Case Evaluation form right now.

A study published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review revealed that union members face better odds when it comes to securing workers’ compensation benefits because they are typically better informed and have better representation. The study showed that:

  • Union workers have better access to basic information, such as details about workers' compensation benefits, the process of filing a claim, and important deadlines.
  • Supervisors of union employees tend to communicate better with their direct reports and how to file for workers’ compensation than their non-union counterparts.
  • Management committed to a union contract does not enjoy as much flexibility when it comes to challenging workers' compensation claims.
  • Finally, union employees are not as worried about retribution from an employer as non-union workers.

Even with inherent benefits of union membership, workers who have been injured on the job can still use experienced legal assistance when it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim. Burg Simpson Wyoming can help injured union workers:

  • Get medical care.
  • Better understand Wyoming workers’ compensation law requirements.
  • Secure reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Bring third-party personal injury lawsuits when it is warranted.
  • Fight for your rights with Wyoming workers' compensation insurance companies.
  • Help you if your employer pushes back on your workers' compensation claim.
  • File applications for additional Social Security benefits, if applicable.
  • Understand the statute of limitations for workers' compensation claims.

Do not take too long to file your workers' compensation claim. Even if you are a union member, call the Cody, Wyoming office of Burg Simpson quickly if you have been hurt or fallen ill at work. Call us today at 307-527-7891.

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We offer injured union and non-union workers alike a free, no-obligation, initial consultation of each and every case. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form Here or call Burg Simpson before it is too late at 307-527-7891 so we can evaluate your case and explain your best options.

 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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