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Types of Doctors for a Work Injury in Iowa

As per Iowa laws, if you suffer an injury on the job and pursue workers’ compensation benefits, you are limited in which doctors you can see. Your employer has the right to select your doctor for a work injury. If you elect to see your own doctor or any doctor your employer or its insurance company didn’t approve, workers’ compensation will not cover it.  Seeing a Specialist for a Work Injury in Iowa  In many cases, your injuries may be such that you require a specialist. If this is the case, you must get permission to see one prior to your appointment. Without a referral from your tending company physician or your employer, workers’ compensation won’t cover specialist visits.  Our firm primarily handles workers’ compensation ... Read More »

Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Shoulder Pain from Work

Shoulder pain from work can occur from a sudden traumatic incident, such as contact with a blunt force, or from repetitive use. Injuries can range from discomfort to debilitating, and greatly impede a worker’s range of motion and ability to perform job duties. If not treated and cared for properly – and sometimes if even if the worker receives the best treatment – a shoulder injury can have long-term implications and cause a worker to be more susceptible to re-injury.  Common Types of Shoulder Injuries  The shoulder provides an incredible range of motion. The joint is surrounded by tendons, muscles, and nerves that enable you to lift, rotate, and bend. Any of the body structures that comprise or surround the shoulder can become damaged. Sometimes, ... Read More »

Celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Week by Learning How to Prevent Workplace Falls

Fall Prevention Awareness Week is scheduled to take place September 23 through 29. As a high number of falls, every year occurs within the workplace—ranging from the construction industry to the retail industry—learning how to prevent on-the-job falls is paramount for both employees and employers. Here’s what you need to know:  Elderly Workers at Higher Risk  Elderly persons who are still within the workforce may be at greater likelihood of fall injuries than are their younger counterparts. Older adults can reduce their risk of falls (both in the workplace and at home) by doing the following.  Exercising regularly to build bone and muscle strength Staying aware of any medications that may cause dizziness or drowsiness Having their eyes checked regularly  Employers can help to reduce ... Read More »

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