Employees who are injured in work-related accidents might require the services of Iowa worker's compensation lawyers. Various challenges can arise when employees attempt to file for their workers’ compensation benefits. For instance, many employers may try to fight the claims because although they are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, they might not want to pay out on their employees’ claims because then their insurance premiums could increase. Consequently, some employers might attempt to intimidate their employees to discourage them from filing for the benefits that they need. They might threaten to fire them or refuse to give them a promotion and so on. They might also simply try to deny perfectly legitimate claims or attempt to offer employees settlements that aren’t fair.
Workers who are injured on the job might find themselves unable to work for a while, though. In some cases, they could be permanently disabled, making it so that they can’t ever work again. Therefore, they can’t support themselves or their families or pay for their hospital bills and other medical expenses. Consequently, they could get behind on their bills, which could negatively impact their credit scores, making it more difficult for them to obtain loans and financing in the future. The possible consequences that could occur from their job-related injuries are many. Their overall standard of living could decrease without the benefits that they need to get them through their rough times.
Iowa worker's compensation lawyers may be able to assist employees in obtaining their workers’ compensation benefits. Iowa worker's compensation lawyers have the knowledge, skills and background to help employees secure favorable settlements for their claims. For instance, some employees are under the impression that they cannot file for workers’ compensation if their work-related accidents were the result of their own negligence and not that of their employers. However, in order for employees to win workers’ compensation claims, their work-related accidents do not necessarily have to have been caused by the negligence of their employers. Rather, they simply have to have occurred on their jobsites. Iowa worker's compensation lawyers can help employees get their workers’ compensation settlements, no matter who is deemed at fault for their work-related accidents.
The Pothitakis Law Firm is dedicated to helping our clients get the workers’ compensation that they deserve and that they are entitled to. We will fight aggressively for our clients to secure them settlements that could help them through their injuries and even afterwards, especially if they have been rendered unable to work ever again. We have more than 20 years of experience in representing our clients in workers’ compensation matters. Our team of Iowa worker's compensation lawyers has the knowledge, skills and experience to handle all workers’ compensation matters and help negotiate favorable claim settlements for our clients. We don’t want you to have to worry about handling any legal matters. All we want you to focus on is getting better after your injury, and we’ll handle the legal matters.