Iowa Workers' Compensation
If you are injured on the job, you might find yourself in need of Iowa workers' compensation. Workers' compensation functions much like an insurance policy--you pay into it while you are employed, so if you do become injured on the job, you are covered for a standard amount of benefits. However, just as with any other type of insurance, sometimes the companies don't want to pay out when they are supposed to. Therefore, you might find yourself in need of an Iowa workers' compensation attorney who can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
In order to get Iowa workers' compensation, it doesn't necessarily matter whether or not the accident was your fault or not. Generally, negligence is not considered in workers' compensation cases. However, in exchange for settling for workers' compensation, you must give up your right to sue your employer for negligence. Still, some employers might try to fight your claim or deny responsibility, even if it's a perfectly legitimate claim, because they don't want to have to pay out on it.
Another reason why employers may try to fight workers' compensation claims is because of the potential increase in their insurance premiums. Even if employers don't try to completely deny claims, they might attempt to get you to settle for compensation that is less than fair. The key to ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve is finding a good lawyer that will fight for you.
The Pothitakis Law Firm understands Iowa workers' compensation laws and is willing to fight for your rights. We will go as far as it takes to make sure you get the compensation you need and deserve. Our reputation precedes us, and employers know that we will take our clients' cases to trial if need be to ensure that they get the compensation they are entitled to.
Don't let an employer intimidate you into not filing a claim or into settling for compensation that is less than fair. Let our team of professional attorneys assist you in getting the compensation that you are entitled to and that you deserve.