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Workers Comp for a Herniated Disc in Iowa
When you’re injured at work in Iowa, you may worry how you’ll support your family and pay your medical bills. Most employers must carry workers compensation insurance to protect themselves and their employees when accidents occur. You can file a workers comp claim after a work injury to get benefits to avoid financial hardship. Workers comp benefits apply in Iowa regardless of liability.
Some injuries at work occur suddenly, while others happen over time. If you notice a work injury that has occurred over time, you may wonder whether your claim will be approved. Discussing your case with an Iowa workers compensation lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can be helpful. You’ll likely have a better chance of approval with an experienced attorney supporting you.
How You May Get a Herniated Disc from Work
You can get a herniated disc from work if you’re in a job position that requires constant lifting or bending. Over time, lifting and bending in the wrong way can lead to back problems. You may also get a herniated disc at work if you fall from a distance or suffer an impact in some other way. If you work in transportation, for example, you may suffer a herniated disc in a truck accident.
How to File a Workers Comp Claim for Your Herniated Disc
To file a workers comp claim for a herniated disc, you should inform your employer of your work injury as soon as you learn about the injury. If you experience back problems but don’t know what’s causing them, your employer may recommend a doctor for you. You can also see your own doctor to get a confirmed diagnosis and then bring your claim to your employer for approval.
If your claim gets approved, you’ll get your medical expenses covered and you’ll receive disability benefits until you’re cleared to work again.
Reach Out to an Iowa Workers Compensation Attorney
If you’ve received a denial for your claim already and need help getting approved, speaking to an attorney is key. An attorney can also guide you on how to file a workers comp claim for the first time. If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with an Iowa workers compensation lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC, fill out the contact form below or call 319-754-6400.