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Ankeny Workers Comp Lawyer
When you suffer an on-the-job injury, you might be struggling to secure the work comp benefits you need. Enlist the help of a qualified and experienced workers comp lawyer in Ankeny.
When you’re injured at work, you and your family need compensation to cover your medical expenses and to support your costs of living while you’re unable to work. That’s what workers comp benefits are for, right? Unfortunately, they aren’t always so easy to obtain.
That’s where an Ankeny workers comp lawyer can help. At Pothitakis Law Firm, PC, we want your claim to succeed, and we’ll represent you at each step of the application and appeals process, if it comes to that. When you’re not sure where to turn, reach out for the help you need.
Your Work Compensation Benefits
First, you’ll need to know what benefits to expect and how to secure the full coverage you deserve. Your workers comp benefits should cover all suffering you’ve been through, from your first medical appointment to your last day away from the job.
Your medical expenses will be one of the first and most expensive losses you’ll suffer. Those should be covered completely. These benefits should cover all medical costs you’ve suffered, from your hospital care to any future surgeries or ongoing physical and occupational therapy.
If you’re unable to work, you should also receive compensation to replace some of the wages you’ve lost during this time. If you’re able to return to work in any capacity, you could still receive some compensation. The amount you receive will depend on how much you’re able to work and the difference between those wages and your work comp benefits amount.
If you have lost a loved one to a work accident, you may be eligible, as a spouse or dependent, for compensation. Seek out a lawyer’s help to secure benefits for your loss, which should cover you for life or until remarriage.
Filing a Claim in Iowa
After you’re injured, you’ll need to contact your employer, notifying them that there was an accident and that you were injured. Once they know you’re seeking workers comp benefits, they are required to take the next steps. You shouldn’t have to do anything further at this point.
Your employer is required to contact their insurer within four days of your report. Once you’ve reported your work injury, the insurer will begin an investigation into the accident, determining the extent of your injuries and how much compensation you should receive.
Then, you will receive a letter approving your claim and offering your benefits, or you’ll receive a denial letter, which you’ll have the opportunity to appeal.
Contact an Ankeny Workers Comp Lawyer
When you’re injured, you might be surprised by the obstacles you encounter when attempting to obtain your workers compensation benefits. Maybe your claim was denied, for example, or your employer claims they don’t have to offer work comp benefits.
Whatever your obstacle, you might need a lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC on your side. Starting with your free consultation, we’ll work diligently to ensure you receive the work comp benefits you need.
For more information, reach out to a Ankeny workers comp lawyer from our firm. We can be reached by calling 319-754-6400 or by completing the online form below.