Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Few things are as unsettling and disruptive as getting injured on the job. You’re in pain, overwhelmed and full of questions. Burg Simpson has the unique skills and experience to help you through this tough experience. We’re here to help.

At Burg Simpson we have been handling Workers’ Compensation cases in Colorado for over 35 years. We understand that this can be a scary and confusing time for you but we have your back. It’s not your responsibility to understand the ins and outs of Colorado Workers’ Compensation Laws, to know how insurance claims work, or to determine whether or not you have a case. It’s ours.

MICHAEL BURG WINS WIEDEMANN & WYSOCKI AWARD

 August 28, 2014

MICHAEL BURG WINS WIEDEMANN & WYSOCKI AWARD

Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that founding shareholder Michael S. Burg has been named a recipient of American Association for Justice (AAJ) Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, awarded to lawyers for going above and beyond in their commitment to the principles of the civil justice system and supporting the AAJ in its mission. Mr. Burg… Read more »

21 BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE, P.C. ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2015 BEST LAWYERS® IN AMERICA LIST

 August 18, 2014

21 BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE, P.C. ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2015 BEST LAWYERS® IN AMERICA LIST

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the… Read more »

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 January 22, 2015

Is a Slip in the Parking Lot a Work Injury?

I have dealt with many cases where someone slipped in the parking lot on the way in to work and had their employer’s workers compensation insurance company deny the case. This could be considered a work injury but often the insurance company, or the employer, will say: “You were off the clock” or “Your injury… Read more »

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 January 20, 2015

Pre-existing Conditions and Workers Comp

I often end up arguing against insurance companies that deny medical coverage when my client had pre-existing conditions that got worse at work. The truth is that these injuries should be covered, even though it is commonplace for them to get denied at first. If you don’t have legal representation, it’s very possible that the… Read more »

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 January 15, 2015

Can You Sue Your Employer?

I get asked frequently if you are injured at work due to the negligence of the employer, can you sue your employer (when you also have a workers comp claim). Unfortunately the answer is almost always no because worker’s compensation is considered an “exclusive remedy”, which means that you cannot pursue a claim in district… Read more »

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 January 13, 2015

Don’t Leave Your Job if You’re Injured at Work!

When you’re injured at work, and the injured worker opens a Workers’ Compensation claim, one of the most important steps is the first doctor’s appointment to determine the doctor’s work recommendations. The doctor may say that you can go back to work immediately or that you can return to work under limited physical activity. It… Read more »

CAN YOU CHOOSE A DIFFERENT DOCTOR? – COLORADO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FAQ

 August 18, 2014

CAN YOU CHOOSE A DIFFERENT DOCTOR? – COLORADO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FAQ

Transcription: Hi, my name is John Connell. I do workers’ compensation at Burg Simpson. A lot of people are concerned because they have to go to the doctor that the employer recommends. In Colorado, the law does state that the employer gets to pick the physician, but there are options to change physicians. They’re somewhat… Read more »

MY INSURANCE FILED A NOTICE OF CONTEST. WHAT NOW?

 October 14, 2013

MY INSURANCE FILED A NOTICE OF CONTEST. WHAT NOW?

Transcription: Hi, my name’s John Connell and I’m an attorney handling workers compensation. When somebody’s hurt at work, the insurance carrier has an obligation to do a number of things. If you’ve missed more than three days’ work, then they have to start paying temporary disability benefits or lost wages beginning that third day. If… Read more »

THE INSURANCE COMPANY SAID I VIOLATED A “SAFETY RULE” – WORK COMP Q&A

 October 12, 2013

THE INSURANCE COMPANY SAID I VIOLATED A “SAFETY RULE” – WORK COMP Q&A

Transcription: Hi, my name’s John Connell, and I’m one of the attorneys here at Burg Simpson who handles workers compensation. Today, I want to talk about safety rule violation. Safety rule violation is something that is taken by the insurance company. They can do this without any proof at all, and it reduces the overall… Read more »

IF YOU GET A “NOTICE OF CONTEST,” TALK TO A LAWYER

 September 24, 2013

IF YOU GET A “NOTICE OF CONTEST,” TALK TO A LAWYER

Transcription: So, you’ve gotten hurt, you’ve gone to the clinic, you’ve gotten a few official pieces of paper from the insurance company, you’re off work for more than three days, and you’re not getting any money yet and what does that mean? Well, it means that they have not yet decided they are admitting liability…. Read more »

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 December 26, 2014

Hip and Shoulder Injuries: Whole Person or Extremity under the Colorado statute?

Hip and Shoulder injuries are some of the most common injuries I see and also some of the most complicated. The way your doctor and your insurance carrier rate your injury subtype can have a huge effect on your case. It’s important to know the difference between these types of injuries to ensure you receive… Read more »

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