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New Amazon Delivery Drivers Face Higher Threat of Injury

January 25, 2021
Are you an Amazon Delivery Service Partner (DSP) driver who got hurt during your first year of work? You’re not alone. New contractors who deliver packages for Amazon are suffering on-the-job-injuries at a higher rate than other delivery drivers in Colorado. The Denver Post found that 58% of all delivery injury claims made to Pinnacol Assurance, a leading workers’ compensation insurance provider, involve workers in their first year on the job. The percentage of injury claims for Amazon DSPs in their first year is much higher. It sits at a staggering 93%.   The increased demand for package delivery due to the pandemic is thought to be a factor. However, it can’t be allowed to… Read Full Post

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

January 04, 2021
The benefits offered through workers’ compensation are vitally important to anyone injured on the job. These benefits can include medical care coverage, disability payments, and more. However, insurance companies often underpay claims, and it’s in your best interest to talk to our attorneys about maximizing your compensation. The skilled team at the Frickey Law Firm will work to get you the money you deserve. Call 303-237-7373 today to request a free consultation. We proudly serve injured workers from Lakewood, Denver, Boulder, and nearby areas of Colorado. Read Full Post

Community Involvement

November 23, 2020
Few things are more important than being there for each other during difficult times. The Frickey Law Firm remains deeply committed to our Lakewood and Denver communities. Our attorneys strive to help our neighbors succeed, whether that means providing exceptional legal counsel or contributing resources to meet community needs. We are proud to support several local organizations and charities that make life better for our fellow Coloradans, such as: The Action Center: Formerly the Jeffco Action Center, this non-profit organization offers various services and resources to those in our community experiencing hardship. The Action Center provides assistance to individuals who are homeless or… Read Full Post
Category: Community

Hurt on the Job: Construction Site Product Liability Claims

November 18, 2020
Construction workers trust that their tools, machinery, and equipment are safe when used properly. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. All too often, these products hide dangerous defects capable of injuring even the most cautious individuals. Whenever a manual labor professional is hurt on the job, our attorneys look closely at the working environment to determine if compensation is available through a product liability claim. Types of Defective Equipment You shouldn’t assume that your construction accident was your fault. It’s important to check whether defective equipment was the real problem. Anything from faulty wiring to a lack of adequate safety devices could be to blame… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

Driving Tips To Keep You Safe This Winter

October 22, 2020
Icy streets and unforgiving snowstorms are just around the corner. Combine these factors with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and your commute may be more dangerous than usual. Follow these guidelines to help you stay safe on the road — no matter what this upcoming season has in store. Stock your vehicle. Carry tools in your car or truck, such as a broom and an ice scraper, to keep your windows clear. Have things on hand that you might need in an emergency, including jumper cables, a flashlight, reflective triangles, and a blanket. And, because of the coronavirus outbreak, make sure that you have face masks, hand sanitizer, and similar personal essentials with you.   Plan… Read Full Post

Handling an Auto Accident During COVID-19

October 21, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic can make it more difficult to handle an auto accident claim. However, it shouldn’t stop you from achieving a physical or financial recovery. Here are some tips to help you navigate this process from start to finish. Taking Action at the Scene It’s crucial to take certain steps at the scene of your car, truck, or motorcycle accident. These steps — which include exchanging personal information and filing a police report — will look a bit different than usual because of COVID-19. Maintain a distance of six feet from others when possible and put on a mask. Consider using your phone to exchange images of drivers’ licenses and insurance cards instead of handling the… Read Full Post
Category: Auto Accidents

What Happens If I Get COVID at Work?

September 25, 2020
Not everyone has the luxury of working from home. Schoolteachers, construction workers, medical professionals, food service workers, and other individuals are laboring tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now know that there's a higher risk of COVID-19 spread the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction lasts. And since contracting the novel coronavirus can have serious consequences, it’s important to know what to you do if you get infected on the job.  Follow CDC Guidelines The CDC has released guidelines for returning to work. These guidelines exist to help keep everyone safe and healthy. According to the CDC, you should isolate if you have, or… Read Full Post

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rocky Mountains

September 21, 2020
Living in Denver, we are fortunate to have access to beautiful scenery and fantastic hiking during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, getting to our destination can mean driving in potentially hazardous conditions. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. When driving in the mountains, it is of the utmost importance to be prepared for bad conditions at all times. It may be clear and sunny when you leave Denver, but the weather can change on a dime, and it may be rainy, snowy, or foggy by the time you leave. No matter how used to driving in poor conditions you are, there is always the chance that another person on the road is not. If you were injured in a car crash… Read Full Post
Category: Auto Accidents

Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars

August 24, 2020
Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have used machines to make certain tasks easier. This can be seen almost anywhere you go; from paying for groceries with our phones to using 3D printers to build bridges. Moore’s Law says technology advances exponentially every 18 months, meaning things are only going to get more advanced. Because of this, the world will change a lot during your lifetime. One of the biggest changes we may see in the next few decades is the widespread adoption of driverless cars. Here are the potential pros and cons that these vehicles bring with them. Pros of Self-Driving Cars It’s hard to believe, but according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety… Read Full Post

Study Says Voice-Activated Texting is not Safer than Typing a Message

August 18, 2020
Voice-activated texting may seem to solve the problem of cell phone-related distracted driving. In reality, hands-free texting still pulls a driver’s attention away from the road and can increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident. A 2013 study from Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute found that drivers took nearly twice as long to react when they were texting, regardless of whether they used voice-activated software. The study also found that the drivers made less eye contact with the road when texting in either form. Even though the drivers reported feeling safer when they used voice-activated software to text, the study found it made no difference. New Research… Read Full Post