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Keokuk Workers Comp Lawyer
If you’ve recently been injured or fallen ill due to the circumstances of your work environment and you need assistance obtaining the workers compensation benefits that are rightfully yours, reach out to a skilled Keokuk workers comp attorney as soon as possible.
Dealing with the effects of a work injury can be difficult, but it can be made all the more challenging when you need to take time off of work to focus on recovering. Without the savings to continue to support yourself and your family while you’re unable to earn a living, you could find yourself in dire financial straits.
Thankfully, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits when you are suffering from a work-related condition. The highly trained attorneys at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC are prepared to help you fight back against denied claims so that you can focus on recuperating without the encumbrance of money troubles.
All About Workman’s Comp Benefits
Qualifying for workers compensation benefits is the first step in securing an approval. To be eligible for workers comp, you need to have been injured or fallen ill while on the job. If you were violating your company’s code of conduct by working off the clock, rough-housing, or committing a crime at the time of your injury, you should expect your claim for benefits to be denied.
Police officers and firefighters are not eligible for workers comp benefits in Keokuk due to the fact that they are able to collect benefits for work injuries through a pension fund. Your workers comp attorney will be able to review the details of your case to determine whether or not you qualify for benefits.
If your claim was approved, you’ll begin collecting disability benefits of either 66 ⅔ percent or 80 percent, depending on how your condition is classified by your treating physician. You may also be able to have your medical expenses covered by the insurance company and obtain education and/or job training if you can’t return to work due to the extent of your condition.
Additionally, if you are the family member of an employee who passed away after suffering a work-related illness or injury, you may be entitled to death benefits of up to 80 percent of the deceased’s spendable weekly earnings.
Filing Your Claim Appeal
A denied workers comp claim is much more common than you might think. Some of these reasons are valid, such as a lack of supporting medical evidence or missing important deadlines when you filed, while others are wrongful.
Examples of wrongful denials could include the insurer claiming you are exaggerating the extent of your condition or that you had a pre-existing condition that caused your injury or illness.
In either case, your attorney will work with the insurance adjuster to see if they can correct any of the issues that led to your denial. If the insurer remains rigid in their decision to deny your claim, you can file an appeal with the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Schedule Your Free Claim Review with a Keokuk Lawyer
When you’re ready to move forward with your claim for benefits, get in touch with a qualified Keokuk workers comp lawyer at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC. We are pleased to be able to offer our prospective clients a complimentary case evaluation. Claim yours by calling our office at 1-866-PLF-IOWA (753-4692) or by filling out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.