Were you injured at work? An Iowa on-the-job injury attorney can help you get the workers compensation benefits you’re entitled to.
When you’re at work, the last thing you want to deal with is an injury. If you’re not able to work, you can’t bring in money for you and your family to live, and if you’re not sure when your coverage will come in, it’s especially stressful.
Getting workers compensation benefits should be as quick and simple as possible, but when it’s not, you may need help. Claims are often rejected—what do you do when that happens?
We know how confusing it can be to follow up on a workers compensation claim, especially if your claim is denied and you don’t know why. An Iowa on-the-job injury lawyer from our firm can make sure you get the coverage you deserve.
Your Iowa Workers Compensation Benefits
When your work accident first happens, you might wonder how this will affect your family members. Losing your income could leave them without the funds for basic necessities.
Fortunately, Iowa law dictates that coverage should be as quick as possible. The longer your employer or insurance company takes to cover your injuries, the more you could gain in interest for your withheld benefits.
When you do get your workers comp claim approved, your coverage will depend on your needs, such as the severity of your on-the-job injuries, the time it takes to recover, and how much assistance you need. Iowa law does, however, dictate that your employer's work comp insurer should offer certain benefits to injured workers, such as the following:
Coverage of medical expenses
Short- and long-term disability
Your Original Claim May Be Rejected
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to make an Iowa on-the-job injury claim successful. As part of the claims process, you will notify your employer of your injuries, and he or she will then notify the insurer that you are in need of coverage. While you typically have to notify your employer in writing to request workers compensation, the employer should prepare the rest.
The Iowa claims process is meant to get your claim processed quickly, so you should get your claim approval or denial fast. If you were denied, that doesn't mean you're barred from compensation. If your claim is denied, the insurers must also provide the reasoning for your denial. This gives you a chance to discuss your claim with an attorney, who can guide you through the process of filing your appeal.
Get in Touch with an Iowa On-the-Job Injury Attorney
Getting hurt on the job is painful, but getting your work comp benefits doesn't have to be. If you were hurt at work, you need compensation to cover the expenses of lost wages, medical bills, and daily life.
We understand how tough the process can be, but we also know how to get you the help you need. From deciphering a denial to defending your claim in the appeals process, we're ready to fight for your claim in every way we can.