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How Long Can an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim Stay Open?

Workers’ compensation claims, under Iowa law, are unique in that certain events in an injured worker’s claim have different deadlines before a claim may be barred by the statute of limitations. Telling Your Employer about Your Iowa Work Injury First, before getting to the specific benefits a worker is entitled to under Iowa law, an …

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Back and Neck Injuries

Injuring your back or neck at work can be two of the most serious work injuries Iowa workers face. Because of this, those that suffer serious back and neck injuries are rightfully entitled to certain benefits under Iowa law. 3 Types of Iowa Work Comp Benefits Like all accepted workers’ compensation claims in Iowa, there …

Is Your Iowa Workers’ Compensation Adjuster Telling You the Truth?

If you are injured at work and there is an open Iowa workers’ compensation claim, the injured worker will almost always be interacting with a work comp adjuster that works for the insurance carrier. The adjuster is employed by the insurance carrier to manage the claim on behalf of the insurance company. This means a …

3 Things to Know About Factory Injuries and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Because of its labor-intensive nature, factory workers in Iowa commonly experience workplace injuries that qualify for Iowa workers’ compensation benefits. In fact, it is likely you or someone you know has been injured because of working at a factory in Iowa. Because of this, there are important issues that all individuals should be aware of …

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 …

Most Iowans Don’t Know About This Workers’ Compensation Benefit You Can Receive After an Injury at Work

Even when an injured worker is receiving Iowa workers’ compensation benefits, there are times when there may be unknown benefits available. Certain types of cases may qualify for a “Second Injury Fund” claim. Most injured workers are never told about this, but it is important to understand what this could potentially mean for you.  Iowa’s …

Can You Get Iowa Work Comp Benefits if Your Employer Goes Out of Business?

The Iowa workers’ compensation system is complex and creates many unknowns for an injured worker. When their employer goes out of business in the middle of a workers’ compensation claim, it only complicates things further. The good news for an injured worker: regardless of whether your employer has gone out of business, you are still …

Why Should I Hire an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Lawyer if My Benefits are Being Paid?

In the Iowa workers’ compensation system, there are multiple benefits that an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is required to provide. Oftentimes injured workers will assume that because they are receiving weekly checks from the insurance company, they do not need to hire a work comp attorney. However, even if the insurance company is paying …

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