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Pollart Miller Annual Workers'
Compensation Seminar
May 10, 2019
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Pollart Miller is a proud sponsor of the Colorado Workers' Compensation Educational Conference. This year's event was held at the Broadmoor on March 25-27, 2019. Attorneys attending this event were Ilene H. Feldmeier , Amanda J. Branson and Michelle L. Prince .
Jacqui Condon, Ilene Feldmeier and Jessica Grimes
have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2019 Rising Stars
Denise M. Gonzales has been selected 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for 2019 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Pollart Miller has been regionally recognized as on of the 2019 Best Law Firms in Colorado for Workers' Compensation Law-Employers by U.S. News & World Report
April Webinar
April 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Petition to Reopen

Presented by Jacqui D. Condon and Paul M. Foltz
May Webinar
There is no May webinar due to the Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar on May 10, 2019.
Winner's Circle
Compensability – Knowing the Difference between Incident and Injury Jessica Grimes successful obtained a dismissal of claims for benefits by arguing that simply because a claimant sought medical care for an “incident” at work does not mean that the claimant had an “injury” under the Workers’ Compensation Act. 
Compensability In a claim defended by Brad Miller and Kendra Gartska, the ALJ denied and dismissed alleged repetitive trauma claim due to varied histories of injury and lack of causation per the Medical Treatment Guidelines (“MTG’s”). 
Overcoming the DIME and Permanent Total Disability Michelle Prince successfully defended a permanent total disability (PTD) claim of a 66 year old Spanish-speaker with alleged CRPS.  
Case Law Updates

MMI: Rethinking filing Applications to Challenge Opinion of Division IME ALJ cannot designate MMI date if ATP and 24 month DIME have not done so. [more]

Modified Offers of Employment Nipping Wage Loss Claims in the Bud: What’s a Sufficient Modified Offer Under the Act?   [more]

Reopening Claimant not entitled to temporary disability based on alleged worsening from Fentanyl use [more]

Transportation/Taxi Drivers: Employee vs. Independent Contractors The Arizona Court of Appeals finds that taxicab driver was an independent contractor and not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  [more]

Pre-Employment Physicals, Conditional Offers and Compensability A recent holding from the Arizona Court of Appeals clarifies that an injury sustained during a pre-employment physical may not be compensable. 

Defense IME’s in Utah
Appeals Board of Utah Labor Commission holds recording of IME not allowed where the recording interferes with the employer’s right to have an IME performed by a physician of its choice. [more]

Compensability and Recreational Activity
Voluntary or Employer Controlled?  [more]

Practice Area Updates
Family Law
The Difference Between Marital and Separate Property in a Divorce Case

Owning property symbolizes both personal and professional growth and builds wealth over time. And, in most instances, the possession of property gives an individual the exclusive right to use their resources as they see fit. However, when property is acquired during marriage, it may be considered joint marital property, regardless of how it is titled. When couples divorce, the issue of division of property will be addressed in the court proceeding.  [more]
Attorney Watch
Pollart Miller is pleased to welcome associate, Emma K. Jamerson to the firm
Spotlight on Tucker E. Allen
Tucker Allen was born in Los Angeles, California, but moved to Colorado shortly afterwards. He grew up in the small mountain town of Steamboat Springs, known locally as “Ski Town USA”, boasting to have the best snow in the state. Tucker spent his childhood years hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and playing football and lacrosse, all of which nurtured a passion for the outdoors and all that Colorado has to offer. 

After high school, Tucker attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned a bachelor’s degree in news editorial journalism with a certificate of emphasis in political science. Upon graduation, Tucker attended law school at the University of Denver and gained experience working as a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s office for the District of Colorado and two private law firms. He graduated this past spring and is very excited to join Pollart Miller LLC as an associate attorney. 

Outside of the office, Tucker enjoys spending time with his friends and family, reading, snowboarding, hiking, playing kickball and volleyball with his club teams, and most importantly, rooting for the Denver Broncos.