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What is Reasonable Accommodation and How Does it Work in Iowa?

If you have a disability or limitation, you may feel nervous about asking for accommodations so you can continue working. However, Iowa law says that employers must take reasonable steps to accommodate workers with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job or a workspace that will allow an employee with limitations …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Appeal Your Disability Denial and Win the Benefits You Deserve

After you get a letter in the mail from the Social Security Administration denying your initial application, you may feel discouraged and give up trying to get disability benefits. Before you give up, there are a few things you need to know. Most initial disability applications are denied. Over 70% of initial Social Security Disability …

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Out-Of-Pocket Costs You Might Have to Pay After an Iowa Car Accident – and How to Be Reimbursed in Your Settlement

After a serious car crash in Iowa, you may be required to pay some of your expenses out-of-pocket, especially right after the crash. While they might not be as much as your medical bills or lost wages, out-of-pocket costs can quickly add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. What Sort of Out-Of-Pocket Costs …

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When Should I Provide Medical Records to the Insurance Company After an Iowa Car Accident?

If you have been in a serious car accident in Iowa, you may have been in contact with the other driver’s insurance company. They may have asked you to sign some paperwork, including a medical release form. Don’t Sign Paperwork Before Reading This Before you sign any papers, you need to know that the other …

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Brain Injuries and Iowa Semi-Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know

A collision with an 18-wheeler is much different than a collision with a regular passenger car. One of the biggest differences – no pun intended – is the sheer size of a tractor-trailer. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 20 times more than a compact car. Getting hit by something with that kind …

Can I Get Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Self-Inflicted Injuries?

Under the Iowa workers’ compensation system, it is important to know that you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if the injury was your fault. Often, injured workers may not realize that the workers’ compensation system does not entirely depend on who was at fault for the accident. Because of this, there are …

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Types of Sexual Harassment That Can Happen on the Job in Iowa – and What You Can Do About It

Do you dread going to work each day because you must deal with your coworkers making sexual comments or behaving in an inappropriate way? Sexual harassment is illegal behavior that many Iowans nonetheless face in their workplace. What is Sexual Harassment in the Iowa Workplace? There are many different forms that sexual harassment can take …

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How Do I Describe My Limitations at My Iowa Disability Hearing?

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits and have appealed that denial decision, it’s likely you’ll need to have a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. You will be waiting a while – most claimants wait anywhere from 1-2 years until their hearing. Describing Your Disability to an Administrative Law Judge at Your …

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