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How to Settle an Iowa Workers Comp Dispute
You’ve been injured at work, but at least you can rely on your work comp benefits in this difficult time, right? Sadly, you might have already filed a claim only to be denied your workers comp. Now you’re confused and unsure where to turn. The bills are accumulating and you aren’t sure how you’re going to pay them.
Fortunately, you’ll have opportunities to fight back when you know how to settle an Iowa workers comp dispute. You’ll simply need the right help to appeal, and the lawyers at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC might be the right choice for you. Reach out for an attorney’s help with your work injury claim.
Speaking to Your Employer
Your first option might mean avoiding an appeal entirely. Scheduling an informal meeting with your employer and their insurance provider can secure the full compensation you need. This option allows you to avoid a formal appeal with the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In some cases, this informal meeting allows both sides to present additional information and relevant documentation to come to an agreement. Your employer might agree with your additional feedback, and provide you the full compensation you need to recover.
Unfortunately, an informal meeting sometimes isn’t enough. If they still refuse to provide your workers comp benefits, you’ll need to file a formal appeal with the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation Commission. You’ll schedule a formal hearing for your claim, in which you’ll argue why you should receive your compensation.
These hearings are more formal than a meeting with your employer. As such, you’ll need to seek out a lawyer to present your evidence. They’ll help you gather any additional evidence needed to support your claim and obtain the funds you need.
Once you’ve presented all your evidence to the commissioner, and your employer has had a chance to present their evidence, the commissioner will make a decision on your claim. If they decide you should receive compensation after all, you’ll be awarded the appropriate benefits for your work accident.
We’ll Help You Fight Back
Although Iowa keeps its workers comp claim process as simple as possible, disputes do happen. You might not be given your workers compensation benefits right away, which can leave you and your family struggling financially. If you’ve been denied, you have an opportunity to appeal your claim.
Enlist the help of a lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC. We have the tools and experience to settle an Iowa workers comp dispute. You deserve compensation for your on-the-job injury, and we will work tirelessly to overturn your denial.
If you’re struggling and have already been denied, give us a call to schedule a free consult. We’ll discuss what we can do for you before you sign anything. We want you to be confident that we’re right law firm for you.
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