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3 Mistakes to Avoid After Suffering a Workplace Injury

April 15, 2023
Getting hurt on the job can be a lot to process. You might feel flustered, confused, or even embarrassed. Worse, you probably don’t understand your rights and responsibilities. It’s crucial to know that what you do after your accident can impact your financial and physical recovery. Here are three common mistakes our Lakewood workers’ compensation lawyers want you to avoid. 1. Failing to Report Your Injury  It's never a good idea to hide your work-related injury or illness. You shouldn't cover it up out of shame or because you feel pressured to maintain your job site's safety record. In fact, failing to report the matter on time can result in penalties that will make it harder for… Read Full Post

What Are Some Common Ski and Snowboarding Accidents That May Require Legal Assistance?

March 30, 2023
Personal injury and negligence lawsuits are a specialty for our team at The Frickey Law Firm. We have extensive experience in representing individuals in the Lakewood, CO, area in skiing and snowboarding accidents and injuries. If you believe you might be entitled to compensation following an accident on the slopes, continue reading to learn more from our legal team. What Are Common Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents That Can Result in Personal Injury Lawsuits? Common skiing and snowboarding accidents that can result in lawsuits include: Collisions with other skiers or snowboarders Fall injuries due to unmarked hazards such as unmarked tree wells Chairlift accidents due to inadequate… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

March 15, 2023
Ultimately, filing a wrongful death claim is an important but necessary step for families grieving a loved one’s death due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The assistance of a skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney, such as those at the Frickey Law Firm, is invaluable in ensuring that the deceased’s rights are protected and that justice is served. By understanding this process and its importance, families can feel empowered throughout their legal journey as they seek compensation for their loss. The Process of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Understanding the wrongful death claim process can help families understand their legal rights and options. The process begins with the… Read Full Post
Category: Wrongful Death

What Is Legally Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

February 28, 2023
A catastrophic injury is any type of physical or psychological injury that has a long-term, disabling effect. Catastrophic injuries may include paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, spinal cord damage, multiple fractures, and amputations. These types of injuries often require extensive medical care and can lead to permanent disabilities such as loss of motor skills and cognitive abilities. They can also result in high financial costs due to the necessary treatment and rehabilitation needed to restore the quality of life for the victim. In addition, catastrophic injuries can be debilitating on an emotional level, leading to depression and other mental health issues. Can I File… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

Can I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite?

February 14, 2023
If you have experienced a dog bite, you know how scary it can be. With complications that can arise from rabies or even medical fees to treat the bite, you might be wondering what your legal options are. At The Frickey Law Firm of Lakewood, CO, we can assist you from gathering evidence to filing your claim in court. The legal field can be overwhelming, but our team can assist you every step of the way to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Can I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite? Yes, you can file a lawsuit for a dog bite. If the bite caused physical harm or property damage, you might be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. The owner… Read Full Post

What Are Some Ways To Reduce My Risk of Injury While on a Bike Ride?

January 30, 2023
At Frickey Law of Lakewood, Colorado, our team of attorneys works with individuals who have experienced personal injuries. Bicycle accidents often happen in our town, thanks to our beautiful weather. But what steps can you take to reduce the chances of being hurt or injured by others while biking? Our lawyers provide the following recommendations to reduce the risk of injury during bike-riding activities: Always wear a new helmet and other protective gear when riding your bike. This is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of injury, as most serious injuries occur when cyclists do not wear adequate safety equipment. Make sure you always follow the rules of the road when cycling.… Read Full Post

What Should I Do Immediately After I Am Involved in a Car Accident?

January 15, 2023
Car accidents happen every day, and in many situations, injuries are involved. The attorneys at Frickey Law in Lakewood, CO, work daily with individuals who have been hurt in vehicular accidents. When one occurs, it is critical that you take specific steps to ensure proper evidence and information to file a lawsuit, protect your rights, or receive adequate compensation for your injuries. What Should I Do if I Am Involved in a Car Accident? As soon as a car accident occurs, it is vital to take some steps to protect yourself and your rights. If you can, try to document the scene of the accident with photos or video. This can help prove what happened, as well as show any injuries that you… Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents

Did You Know New Year's Eve Leads to Spike in DUIs?

December 15, 2022
Thousands of people are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents every year. And every year, those accidents spike during the holiday season. New Year's Eve is no exception. If you're planning on celebrating the new year with alcohol, have a plan for a safe ride home. Bring your driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. And if you're going to be drinking, make sure you have a designated driver. The Dangers of Drunk Driving Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents daily. That's one person every 48 minutes. And those deaths account for… Read Full Post

Wake Up! It's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: How To Avoid Sleepy Driving

November 15, 2022
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. The campaign runs from November 6-12.  Our roads are plagued by drowsy driving. It is estimated that there are 300,000 crashes caused by drowsy driving each year in the United States. These crashes result in 150,000 injuries and 6,000 fatalities.  Drowsy driving is preventable. If you are driving during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week or any other time of year, ensure you are well-rested and alert.  Drowsy Driving: What Is It? Sleep-deprived drivers operate motor vehicles with sleep-related cognitive impairments. Insufficient sleep causes sleepiness and fatigue, making driving while… Read Full Post

Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

October 30, 2022
Dealing with a workplace injury can be painful, stressful, and expensive. They also happen all the time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) statistics convey that there were 2.7 million injury and illness cases in 2020 alone.  Here are some of the most common workplace injuries, how they occur, and how you can receive workers’ compensation if you experience an accident in your workplace. Falls, Slips, and Trips Accidents like falls, slips, and trips are some of the most common causes of injuries sustained on the job and claims filed for workers' compensation.  A slip is when a person loses traction on a surface and falls. A trip occurs when a person's foot catches on an object and… Read Full Post