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How You Can Avoid 7 Common Costly Mistakes In Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Each year thousands of Iowans are hurt at work, but unfortunately many make common costly mistakes which could have been avoided.  We will expose some of these and tell you how you can avoid making one or more of them.  These are based upon more than 100 years of combined experience and having successfully represented hundreds of injured workers: FAILING TO TIMELY SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT– If you have been hurt while working, one of the most important parts of your case is your medical treatment and the medical records that your doctors, physical therapists, etc. prepare. If you delay or don’t bother seeking medical treatment not only will you not receive proper medical care, but it can be used against you by the insurance company ... Read More »

Getting Hurt at Work Can Cause Troubled Times

Getting hurt at work can be scary, confusing and financially damaging to you and your family.  We would like to share some information with you so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not you need legal help.  After having successfully represented hundreds of injured workers for more than 20 years, here are few examples of what we have seen: Your employer and their insurance company may not promptly provide you with medical care. They may delay or refuse to provide testing like a MRI or ask for you to be sent for a 2nd opinion or IME examination before they will approve more care.  There is a process called alternative medical care that you can use to speed the process along ... Read More »

What are 5 Risks of Not Having an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Review Your Iowa Work Injury Claim

Since 1997, I have represented hundreds of injured workers in Iowa and unfortunately many have had me review there case after they reached an agreement with the insurance company.  If you decide to not have a qualified Iowa Workers’ Compensation lawyer review your case there are at least 5 risks you are facing and they include: 1. Letting the time limits expire.  Iowa’s workers compensation laws have specific legal requirements for a worker to provide notice to the employer of the work injury (usually it is 90 days from the date of when the injured worker knew or should have known that they sustained a work related injury subject to some exceptions).  Other time limits commonly referred to as statutes of limitations also apply.  These ... Read More »

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