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Workers’ Compensation Investigations and What They Look For

Workers’ compensation investigators mainly assess if your injury is fake or exaggerated. In addition, the investigators assess your injury to determine whether it is work-related or otherwise. Investigators may consider your injury claims fraudulent if you continue working while receiving total disability benefits under workers’ comp. Illegitimate claims divert funds meant for legitimate claims. The […]
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What Is the Average Payout for Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss compensation amounts vary from one case to another. The compensation amount you might receive depends on the circumstances that led to your hearing loss, its severity, and its impact on your everyday life. The amount of compensation you can receive for hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in ears) claims differs depending on the […]
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How to Sue an Insurance Company After a Car Accident

You might have to sue an insurance company after car accident if the other driver’s insurance company fails to provide an acceptable settlement. You will generally bring the lawsuit against the other driver, not the insurance company. Since the other driver’s insurance company will be the one to pay any compensation, the insurer will have […]
What Is the Usual Work Comp Settlement for Lower Back Injury

What Is the Usual Work Comp Settlement for Lower Back Injury

The usual workers’ comp settlement for a lower back injury varies greatly depending on the severity of the injury, the medical treatments necessary to treat the condition, and whether the worker suffers permanent disability. Understanding how the workers’ compensation process works and the kind of settlement injured workers may be able to recover can help […]
What Does Subrogation Mean in Workers Compensation

What Does Subrogation Mean in Workers’ Compensation?

What does subrogation mean in workers’ compensation? In Iowa, subrogation means that the workers’ compensation insurance company has the right to recover compensation from a settlement or jury award that arose from a third-party injury claim, gross negligence claim or lawsuit. The insurer can recoup the amount it paid the injured employee who filed the […]
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Workers’ Compensation Impairment Rating Guide

If you have been injured in an Iowa work accident, workers’ compensation impairment rating guide settlement prices are something to think about. For example, the severity of your injury and the body parts involved can affect the amount of workers’ compensation you get. Through workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to paid medical expenses and […]
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How Does a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Affect Social Security Disability?

Workers’ compensation settlements may cause a reduction in social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, this will only take place when a person’s workers’ compensation settlement and SSDI payments combine to form a total that’s higher than 80% of the person’s average current earnings (ACE) prior to collecting disability. In some states (not in Iowa), […]
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What to Avoid While on Workers’ Comp

During a workers’ comp claim, it’s important for claimants to avoid behaviors that may compromise their case when under investigation by insurance companies’ investigators. Making certain mistakes could prevent individuals from recovering full compensation for work injuries, which is why claimants should know how to avoid them. The following are some of the specific mistakes […]
How Long Does a Workers' Comp Investigation Take in Iowa

How Long Does a Workers’ Compensation Case Take in Iowa?

The length of a workers' comp investigation in Iowa will depend on factors influencing each claim, potentially requiring a long period of time before completion of the claims process. Iowa, like many other states, requires employers to carry workers' compensation insurance to protect employees in the event of work-related injuries. While private insurance providers issue this insurance, Iowa state law governs the administration and provision of workers' comp insurance. The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation also administers it.
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