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Can I Get Fired for Filing for Workers’ Compensation in Colorado?

January 17, 2020
Colorado employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have one or more full-time or part-time employees. If you are injured while performing a job-related task, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, many employees are hesitant to report a workplace injury or file a workers’ comp claim out of fear of the employer’s response. Though your employer cannot legally fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim, some employers will engage in retaliatory actions in order to “punish” an employee. At the Frickey Law Firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience to recognize these tactics, and we have the resources and knowledge needed to… Read Full Post

Winter Workplace Injuries and Workers' Comp

December 19, 2019
Freezing temperatures, white-out snowstorms, sleet, and ice are part of Colorado life. While some businesses have delayed starts or work-from-home options for employees on snow days, many people must find a way to get to work and conduct business as usual. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over twenty thousand workplace injuries per year involve snow, ice, or sleet. It is important to know your rights as an employee if you suffer a work-related injury this winter. The workers' compensation attorneys at the Frickey Law Firm can help you file a claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and sue negligent third parties to secure the compensation you need to recover from an… Read Full Post

Can I Sue for a Ski or Snowboard Injury?

December 12, 2019
The last thing you want to think about on a powder day is an injury, but skiing and snowboarding are undeniably risky. Ski and snowboard accidents can cause sprains, broken bones, and even catastrophic injuries, such as brain or spinal cord damage. While it is true that Colorado ski resorts are largely protected from lawsuits, if a resort fails to meet the required safety standards or if you are injured by another skier, you may be able to sue the negligent party for damages. If you are injured on the slopes in Colorado, the personal injury attorneys at the Frickey Law Firm can help you navigate your options for recovering damages. The Ski Safety Act of 1979 The Ski Safety Act of 1979… Read Full Post

What You Need To Know About Liability Waivers

November 27, 2019
What you Need to Know about Liability Waivers  ** The Frickey Law Firm is located in Lakewood, Colorado. If your injury occurred in Colorado or you live here, we may be able to help with your personal injury or workers' compensation case. Otherwise, search Google for an attorney in your state.** Whether you are renting an e-scooter, ordering an Uber, or hitting the slopes on a powder day, you may be surprised to find that you could be signing away your right to pursue compensation for an injury. In order to use an app or participate in an activity, you are often required to sign the service provider’s liability waiver.   A liability waiver, or release of liability, is a legal document… Read Full Post

What to Know about Winter Weather-Related Car Accidents

November 07, 2019
Colorado winters and car accidents go hand-in-hand, as evidenced by the first two snowstorms of 2019. Whether a driver has a lack of experience driving in winter conditions, fails to winterize his or her vehicle, or is not paying attention, winter car accidents can be devastating. Even when you are not at fault, it can be difficult to recover damages from a car accident without an experienced car accident attorney on your side. At the Frickey Law Firm, we are passionate about helping car accident victims get fair compensation for their injuries and losses. We know how traumatic a car accident can be physically, emotionally, and financially, so we take these cases on a contingent fee basis… Read Full Post

Who is Liable in Uber and Lyft Accidents?

October 23, 2019
Rideshare services, Uber and Lyft, have dramatically changed the way we think about getting around Denver, but what happens if your rideshare driver is involved in an auto accident or if you are hit by a rideshare driver? Depending on who caused the accident, the rideshare company, rideshare driver, or the other party involved may be held responsible. It is important to follow these steps after an Uber or Lyft accident to protect yourself and document the incident. If you are injured in a rideshare accident in Denver, you need the Uber and Lyft attorneys at the Frickey Law Firm on your side. With our experience, resources, and dedication, we can help you recover maximum compensation… Read Full Post

Tips for Safe Driving in Fall and Winter

October 17, 2019
It’s no secret that snowy, slippery conditions can make it difficult to maintain control of your vehicle. Denver’s first snowstorm of 2019 is all the evidence needed, with nearly 200 accidents reported, according to FOX31 Denver. While fall and winter weather are inevitable, a car accident doesn’t need to be. Use the following tips to minimize your risk on the road. Accidents can quickly become catastrophic when slick roads are involved, and even the most competent driver can become a victim of an inexperienced or irresponsible motorist. At the Frickey Law Firm, our auto accident attorneys can help you secure fair compensation for your injuries, allowing you to make your recovery a… Read Full Post

What to Know about Construction Site Slip and Fall Accidents

September 18, 2019
Denver’s growth means a growing risk for construction site slip and fall accidents. The city is rife with building projects, so you have probably encountered some of the many bright orange cones and barrels lining sidewalks and streets. Clearly marking these construction zones is just one of the requirements that construction companies must meet in order to prevent slip and fall injuries on the site. When a construction company is negligent in meeting safety requirements, workers and the public are at risk of serious injuries. If you have been injured in a Denver construction site slip and fall accident, you could be entitled to compensation. A compassionate and skilled construction… Read Full Post

Who is Liable in E-Scooter Accidents?

August 05, 2019
E-scooter apps have brought 2,840 scooters to Denver streets, according to the Denver Post. The city plans to extend indefinite permissions to this facet of the rideshare market as of September 2019. The influx of scooter traffic around the city has been controversial. Many view the eco-friendly transportation option as an effective way to reduce traffic congestion and ease commutes. However, rider behaviors aren’t always prudent or courteous, and drivers and pedestrians have valid safety concerns. No matter what perspective you hold, it’s important to understand safety and liability basics when it comes to these electronic vehicles.  E-scooter accidents are complex in terms of… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

How to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

July 17, 2019
Pedestrian accidents commonly result in severe and fatal injuries. About 14 percent of traffic fatalities per year in Colorado are pedestrians, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. That equates to about 90 pedestrians per year. The Frickey Law Firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers have the experience and drive to fight for pedestrian victims. We will analyze the details of the accident to get to the bottom of who is liable for your injuries and how we can help you regain your life. What Causes Pedestrian Accidents? Pedestrian accident cases are often the result of driver negligence. Whether a driver fails to see a pedestrian, follow a traffic sign, or is distracted, these… Read Full Post