What is your workers' comp case? There was an accident at work, and the employee is too injured to return to work. Perhaps the injury is more severe than the employer is willing to admit. Perhaps it is hearing loss due to working conditions, a debilitating illness due to exposure to toxic chemicals, or a debilitating virus caused by exposure in the workplace. If any of this describes your situation, you need to get a worker's compensation lawyer in Iowa.
Nicholas “Niko” Pothitakis has been recognized as one of the nation's best and most well-known attorneys in the field of workers' compensation. This is both an honor and a responsibility. In the 20 years that the Pothitakis firm has been representing workers' comp cases, Niko and his team have helped many clients. As your worker's compensation lawyer in Iowa, Niko's team will help you too. Our clients come from all over including Bettendorf, Davenport, Fairfield, Iowa City, and Ottumwa.
Compensation In Iowa
As a good worker's compensation lawyer in Iowa can explain, compensation is limited to 80 percent of your take-home pay. Permanent Total Disability, which may last for a very long time, is just one type of workers' comp, however. Medical benefits are separate. If the disability is temporary, then it falls under Temporary Total Disability or Temporary Partial Disability. There is also a legal Healing Period, during which an employee may be entitled to benefits. Benefits may be paid, in addition, on the basis of impairment. The impairment may be a scheduled member, such as an arm or leg. The impairment may be a whole body problem, sometimes called an unscheduled member. The Second Injury Fund Benefits may not be available until Permanent Total Disability has been exhausted. Up to 26 weeks of vocational rehabilitation may be covered by workers' comp. Death benefits may be available to spouses and dependent children. Finally, lump sum payments may be worked out to handle disputes.
Confused? Frustrated? Don't worry. Get help! Pothitakis Law Firm handles cases from all over Iowa.