Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workplace Injuries & Workers’ Compensation Claims
I have practiced exclusively in Colorado workers’ compensation since 1995 and I have built my award-winning practice at Keating Wagner Polidori Free. My appreciation and understanding of working people and the difficulties they often face is tied to my own employment history which commenced at age 14. In my workers’ comp law practice, I work with injured employees across the state: securing their rights, pursuing their benefits, and treating each Claimant with the respect they’ve earned. As a go-to plaintiff worker’s compensation attorney, I have decades of experience litigating a variety of workplace injury claims including severe injuries and those related to car crashes and collisions.
Employers have responsibilities when it comes to handling workplace injuries under Colorado law. Litigating these claims exclusively led me to become a trusted resource for employees who have been injured on the job and need to pursue their workers’ compensation benefits. I know insurance industry tactics and can handle a claim aggressively. I also provide personal service to my valued clients, and they meet me at the outset and get to know me during their case. Every case is unique and requires experienced, compassionate and diligent representation from an attorney who does one thing – litigates worker’s compensation claims.
How to Handle Being Hurt at Work in Colorado
After being injured on the job, clients often wonder how they will cover medical costs and other expenses – especially when they are unable to work. Their pressing concerns are always the priority for me. Employers and their insurance companies can, and do, make life exceedingly difficult for injured employees. I fight diligently to obtain maximum workers’ comp benefits, and this allows my clients to focus on physical and psychological recovery. My work with employees who have been injured on the job includes working closely with several Denver metro area police and fire departments, as well as members of industry unions including airline mechanics and electricians.
On the Job Injuries and Work-Related Car Accidents
Police officers and other individuals that drive as part of their work, can suffer from serious injuries that prevent them from working when a car crash or collision takes place. Employee injuries and car accidents while on company time are not easy to navigate on your own. These situations can involve a blend of legal practice areas including workers’ compensation and plaintiff personal injury. My colleagues and I have great experience in pursuing claims involving uninsured motorist, underinsured motorist, and workers’ compensation benefits. Our clients are relieved knowing exactly what their employer’s workers’ compensation obligations are to them and how those benefits intersect with their personal UM/UIM insurance coverage. These types of work-related cases can affect members of industry unions including carpenters and electricians and I help them understand what their injury is worth.
Police Officers Injured in the Line of Duty
My years of experience working with active-duty police officers injured on the job enables me to ensure that injured officers maximize their recovery by pursuing all available sources of compensation. As with others that drive as part of their job, this may include a personal injury case and/or helping them obtain uninsured or underinsured motor vehicle coverage benefits. Meeting the needs of police officers and their families is, and will always be, central to my practice and personal philosophy
Additional Background Information
I consider it an honor to continue to serve on the Board of the Denver Police Protective Association’s Scholarship Fund as I have for many years. I also support the Aurora Police Association’s Scholarship Fund and hope to become involved in similar funds if and when they are established.
Outside the office, I’ve been married to an extremely patient woman for almost 29 years. We have three sons, two grandsons and an equally patient daughter-in-law. Like many, we also shelter pets of questionable breeding and utility. Otherwise, I enjoy reading, travel, and very loud rock music, especially concerts.