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Bettendorf Workers Comp Lawyer
After an on-the-job accident, you might need benefits and time away from work while you recover. If you’re struggling to get those benefits, contact a workers comp lawyer about your injury.
When you clock in at work, you don’t expect an accident. Even in dangerous jobs, safety measures are in place to minimize workplace harm. You rarely see a serious accident coming until it’s too late. Now, though, you’re injured, and you’re struggling to recover.
Recovery can be difficult when you’re injured at work, which is where a Bettendorf workers comp lawyer can step in. The lawyers at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can help you fight back and get the work comp benefits you need for a full recovery.
Eligibility for Workers Comp
First, you’ll need to know whether you’re eligible for workers compensation. Although most Iowa workers are eligible for workers comp benefits, you could be one of the exceptions to these rules. Unfortunately, that means unless you receive compensation through a pension or other fund, you might need to prepare to sue for your recovery funds.
If you’re injured at work, you’re likely eligible for workers comp benefits. However, if you’re one of the following types of workers, speak to a lawyer about your options to fight back, as you may be ineligible for workers comp:
- Members of a limited liability company
- Agricultural exchange labor
- Police officers and firefighters
- Independent contractors
- Casual employees earning less than $1,500 per year
Appealing a Denial
Maybe you have already tried to file a claim only to be denied the benefits you need. When that happens, you and your family may struggle to recover financially while you’re unable to work.
This is rarely the end of your benefits road. When your claim is denied, the letter should include a reason. That reason will be crucial to addressing the denial and filing the appeal you need.
Once you’ve found the reason for your denial, you’ll first seek out an informal meeting with your employer and the insurance provider. You’ll have a chance to present evidence that you should receive workers comp benefits, and they’ll reconsider your claim.
If your appeal is denied, you’ll have yet another chance to appeal during a formal hearing. Here, you and your lawyer will present evidence to the Iowa Workers Compensation Commissioner. From there, the commissioner will decide whether you should receive benefits and enforce those benefits.
Talk to a Bettendorf Workers Comp Attorney
After a serious work accident, it’s important that you receive the full work comp benefits you deserve. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy. If you don’t receive the benefits you need during your time away from work, it can put a strain on your family that they don’t deserve.
An attorney from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can help. Starting with a free claim review, our lawyers will fight back to make sure you get the full benefits you deserve for your work accident.
Have questions for us? Reach out by calling a Bettendorf workers comp lawyer today. Take advantage of our free consultations by calling 319-754-6400 or by completing the online form below.