Understanding work comp in Iowa is not always easy, but fortunately there are some answers that apply whether you live in Davenport, Iowa City, Ottumwa, Fairfield, Bettendorf or anywhere else in the state. Pothitakis Law Firm in Burlington handles cases statewide and is always a phone call away. Niko Pothitakis has built his reputation nationally as someone who genuinely cares about getting the best results for his clients.
What qualifies as a work-related injury?
When a worker gets hurt on the job and can't work either temporarily or permanently, then he or she should qualify for work comp in Iowa. This is also true if the worker suffers an illness from exposure to a health risk or a toxic chemical. For some workers, the problem is so overwhelming that they absolutely cannot work. For many others, they cannot earn the same level of income due to a work-related illness or injury. This may stretch over months, over years or over a lifetime. Getting legal help is essential.
Burden of Proof
The problem is the push-and-pull that workers get from their employer and the employer's insurance company. Iowa law tries to be clear, but the corporate interpretation often wins out over the personal pain and loss suffered by a worker. If you have been injured at work, you may be wondering how to overcome the stress of repeated denials. Contact the experts at Pothitakis Law Firm P.C. You will get legal representation that can get results.
Levels of Work Comp in Iowa
An injury or illness generally requires intensive medical care, ongoing medical care, recuperation time and replacement pay. Iowa law requires the employer to pay such items as temporary benefits, healing period benefits, long term benefits for full impairment, long term benefits for partial impairment, vocational benefits, death benefits and more. You may be entitled to benefits that have been denied. You may even be entitled to a lump sum settlement. Getting help from the Pothitakis Law Firm is the first step toward your financial independence from a work-related injury or illness. Call today.