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Meet Paralegal Polly Denison

Paralegal at Mark L. Chipokas, PC



Polly graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She began her career in the legal field in 1992.  She has worked with Mark’s team since 2013, practicing primarily in workers’ compensation and civil litigation. She assists Mark with every stage of the litigation process and takes pride in her work. Polly has always had a passion for helping others. She is very attentive to her clients and ensures they understand the legal process. Polly’s prior experience includes criminal law, civil litigation, and workers’ compensation law.

Outside the Office

Polly is married to Neal and their family happily includes their German Shepherd Dogs. Polly enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she is not in the office. On a typical weekend, she can be found transporting rescue dogs, cheering on the Hawkeyes, or riding her bicycle.

Polly also serves as the President of German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Iowa and supports many other local rescues.

Practice Areas

Workers face a wide range of risks and potential injuries in the workplace every day. The various injuries people face are as diverse as the different types of work environments they go to. Some common types of injuries that workers face include:

  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia and incomplete paralysis)
  • Broken bones/ fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

These injuries can leave you with mounting medical bills at the same time you are suffering lost wages. This can create serious financial uncertainty for an individual or a family.

Construction workers face one of the most dangerous work environments. Their work makes them susceptible to work site accidents as well as injuries from simple wear and tear on the body.

They also face the challenge of working in an ever-changing work environment. Every day construction workers may be asked to carry out their duties in a physical space that changes as the construction itself progresses. New trenches may have been dug. New wiring may be in place. To remain safe, a construction worker must be aware of the changes that occur on a site and adapt his or her behavior accordingly.

Workers also face risk from using heavy machinery and power tools such as:

If you are injured in a construction accident, you need to recover all of the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. In Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, I am among the most experienced lawyers you can enlist to help achieve that. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 319-366-7888 or contact my office online.

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Securing the representation of an attorney who understands the workers’ compensation system and what it should do for you is essential to helping put you and your family in the best possible position for creating a better future.