Work Comp Iowa Pothitakis Law

Some workers in Iowa perform highly dangerous work. They may regularly climb towers to work on power lines, or they may work with dangerous machinery. Some are exposed to hazardous chemicals on the job. While many people are injured each year working in dangerous jobs, others may be injured in a typical office or retail environment due to slipping, over-use injuries or other factors. The fact is that any worker can be injured on the job on any given day. When such events happen, the worker may have to take time off of work. He or she may use up sick or vacation days if they are available, but lost wages may ensue as well. In addition, even one trip to a doctor’s office to medical tests, x-rays and other services can cost several hundred dollars or more even with health insurance coverage available. Hospitalization, surgical procedures and other more significant medical services may be necessary and may be even more costly.

The good news for workers in Iowa is that most employers are required to purchase work comp Iowa insurance, and this means that you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. You can talk to your employer about this option, but the unfortunate truth is that some employers are less than honest with their workers about their coverage. They may intentionally mislead their workers into believing that coverage is not available or that the injury they sustained is not covered by work comp Iowa. Some may even threaten their employees or use other methods of intimidation that causes them to rethink filing a claim.

Whether you have already been told that you cannot file a claim for work comp Iowa, have received a claim that you feel was not adequate or simply want to explore your options in more detail, you may consider contacting Nicholas Pothitakis at Pothitakis Law Firm P.C. to schedule an initial consultation. Whether you are in Davenport, Iowa City, Ottumwa, Fairfield, Bettendorf or other surrounding areas, you can learn more about your rights under the law and can obtain legal assistance in pursuing your options through a workers’ compensation lawsuit.

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