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April 22, 2021

Am I Eligible for Penalty Benefits?

When you’re hurt in a serious Iowa work accident, you should receive benefits in a short, timely fashion. But what happens if you’re hurt and they fail to compensate you properly or at all? 

If your workers comp benefits have been unfairly denied, you may need to ask, “Am I eligible for penalty benefits?” If you’re not sure whether you qualify for these benefits, reach out to the lawyers at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC to get the complete benefits you’re due. 

What Are Penalty Benefits in Iowa? 

When you’re due workers comp benefits, your employer and their insurance company have a duty to provide your benefits as soon as possible. This means you can spend less time worrying about your finances and more time focused on your recovery after your Iowa work accident. 

If your workers comp benefits have been denied or delayed, you may have grounds to seek penalty benefits. These benefits are compensation for the delay of your workers comp benefits and payments. 

Proving Eligibility for Iowa Penalty Benefits

Penalty benefits aren’t paid for all workers comp cases. You and your Iowa workers comp attorney may need to seek these benefits through your workers comp hearing.

To get these benefits, you and your lawyer may need to gather evidence that your employer unfairly denied or delayed your compensation. They may have failed to act within the time limits, for example, or they refused your claim without a reason for the denial. 

Get Your Penalty Benefits with an Iowa Workers Comp Lawyer’s Help 

You don’t want your bills piling up while waiting for your Iowa workers comp benefits. If the workers comp insurance company fails to pay for your losses quickly, those delays will likely impact your life. Because of this, you may need to talk with a lawyer about whether you’re eligible for penalty benefits. 

If you’re concerned about getting the full workers comp benefits you’re due, the lawyers at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC are here to help. We have the tools and experience you need to get your penalty benefits on top of your other benefits. To learn more, reach out now for a free consultation by calling 319-754-6400 or by completing the online contact form below. 

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