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October 22, 2020

What’s Included in an Iowa Workers Compensation Settlement?

You know you’ve been injured at work. You know you’re owed compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered. But do you know what’s included in an Iowa workers compensation settlement?

Knowing exactly what you can expect can help you make sure you’re getting all you’re owed after your work accident. Workers comp benefits can help you recover, but you need to know if your settlement is going to provide everything you need and deserve.

A lawyer at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can help with that. We know how badly you need full compensation, and we’ll make sure you’re getting exactly what you need when you’ve been seriously injured.

Medical Expenses

Your workers compensation settlement should include all the expenses for your medical care. After a serious injury, your medical bills are likely high, especially if you needed an ambulance or surgery. A serious injury may require treatment right away, so you might have already been put through surgery, tests, and other treatments.

The expenses rarely stop there. Many people have long-term issues with their injuries, so your future might hold surgeries, long-term therapy and strength training, or a long period of rest. Your workers compensation settlement should cover your healthcare expenses during this time.

Disability Benefits

In Iowa, workers compensation offers a few types of disability benefits, depending on how long your disability will last and whether you’ll be able to work while you heal. Some wage replacement benefits are described below:

  • Temporary Partial Disability – You may be able to return to work in a less intensive role until you’ve recovered enough to return to your old job. This benefit pays a percentage of your original wage in addition to the new one until you’re able to return to work.
  • Temporary Total Disability – If you’re completely unable to work for a short time, this benefit will cover up to 80 percent of your original wage while you heal.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – You’ll be eligible to receive 80 percent of your original wage until the decided number of weeks has been paid.
  • Permanent Total Disability – Up to 80 percent of your wage will be paid as long as you’re unable to work.

Death Benefits

Unfortunately, you might have lost a loved one in a work accident, and you may need compensation to make up for the support your family member provided.

Workers comp can cover some of your funeral expenses, and you can receive a percentage of the deceased’s weekly income. This benefit should last until you remarry or until death. If you’re a child of the deceased, you may be eligible for this benefit until you turn eighteen.

Speak with an Iowa Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you’re not sure what all should be included in your Iowa workers compensation settlement, our lawyers are here to help. You need maximum compensation, and we want to help you get it.

At Pothitakis Law Firm, PC, we’re ready to fight for you if you’re not receiving a proper workers compensation settlement. For help calculating what your work accident is truly worth, give us a call at 1-866-PLF-IOWA (753-4692) or fill out the contact form below.

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