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United States: Injured Colorado Employee May Not Pursue Recovery Under Employer’s Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

June 16, 2019 (1 min read)

In a case of first impression, a federal court sitting in Colorado, construing Colorado law, held that an employee injured in a work-related vehicle accident may not recover under his or her employer’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. The court stressed that its decision was consistent with public policy; allowing employees to recover under their employer’s policies could, among other things, discourage them from purchasing coverage of their own.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Employers Mut. Cas. Co. v. Trejo, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91999 (June 3, 2019)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 110.05.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

For a more detailed discussion of the case, see