It’s no surprise that many people with dangerous jobs get hurt. No matter how many safety precautions we take in life, we are always at risk of getting injured on the job. Incidents occur that are way beyond any single person’s control. Iowa’s workers’ compensations laws are in place to accommodate individuals who have experienced or suffered hearing loss, injuries, or occupational diseases regardless of who is at fault.
There are many legal nuances in Iowa’s workers’ compensation laws that you may have never considered. Did you know that if you lose your thumb on the job, then you will receive 60 weeks of benefits; whereas, if you lose your first finger, you’ll only receive 35 weeks? Each and every body part is assigned a value, and that value differs from limb to limb. Did you know that you are entitled to interest payments if your employer’s insurance doesn’t pay you after 11 days of receiving a written report and medical verification? If they’re unreasonably late in sending your payments then you are, by law, entitled to penalty fees.
These are the issues that make retaining a lawyer necessary. It can be incredibly hard for a family to know what to do after a main member gets injured and the flow of income is disrupted. The legal processes that surround workers comp’ issues can complicated and overwhelming. Our attorneys take the time to breakdown the next steps to take, the possible settlements available, and the possible obstacles your family may face. You need an attorney who specifically studied this subject in law school, as well as years of experience with workers’ comp trials. They will get you that much closer to financial compensation, medical attention, and peace of mind.
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