Do you need representation for workmans comp in Iowa? In a word: Yes. Experienced workmans comp Iowa attorneys and staff can make all the difference between successful outcomes and falling prey to employers and insurance companies. Injures on the job result in lost wages and future wages and steep medical expenses. Somebody has to pay for this.
Corporations and insurance carriers try to minimize, deny or delay claims to save money. You're just a number to them. You're family with Pohatikis Law Firm as we fight for your right to what's right so you can concentrate on what's all-important, recovery and moving forward.
It's horrible being injured on the job. It's even worse when legitimate workmans comp Iowa claims are denied or delayed causing great hardship to victims and families. Insurance companies and employers hold all the advantages in the workmans comp scenario. They're big, powerful, and know how to game the system. That's why it's essential to have proper representation leveling the playing field.
As soon as an injury occurs, understand the following:
- Immediately notify your employer about the injury
- Promptly get medical help
- Seek a second medical opinion
- Don't miss medical appointments
- Don't be pressured by employers to sign anything
- Don't accept any employer insurance carrier offers
- Realize only workmans comp insurance pays claims
- Realize official workmans comp offers can be low-balling
Workplace injures take many forms. People fall while working. Objects fall on people and moving objects hit them. Anything related to traveling and transportation can result in injuries. Workplace violence and assaults have become unfortunate factors in life today. Repetitive injuries to wrists, backs and other body parts can be pernicious.
Industrial and farming machinery accidents happen. Short- and long-term fallout from exposure to toxic molds, asbestos, and other environmental hazards cause illness and suffering. While it's best to tell employers immediately about the injury, employers must be notified within 90 days or the claim is invalid.
Nicholas Pohatikis Law Firm and highly trained staff know the workmans comp Iowa process intimately and work tirelessly on behalf of each client. With offices at Keojkuk and Burlington, we handle cases throughout Southeastern Iowa including Fort Madison, Bettendorf, Davenport, Dubuque, and Des Moines.
The fact is the majority of Iowa workers injured on the job are due benefits regardless of what caused the accident. Having us on your side ensures all paperwork and details are presented flawlessly so there's no excuse for delaying or denying claims. We keep you from being run over by the process.
For more about what to do, you can download for free our exclusive e-book on the process, "The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made by Injured Iowa workers." Mistakes can cost injured workers and families mentally, physically, and emotionally. Our lawyers remove the hassle factor while making sure you present the best case.
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