How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Investigation Take in Iowa?

How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Investigation Take in Iowa?

January 21, 2022

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 […]

By Niko Pothitakis
How Long Can You Be On Workers’ Comp in Iowa?

How Long Can You Be On Workers’ Comp in Iowa?

January 11, 2022

While some states restrict the amount of time individuals can receive workers’ comp benefits and be out of work, Iowa doesn’t have a specific time limit. Workers can continue to receive benefits as long as they receive regular treatment to improve their condition and have yet to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) status. How Workers’ Comp Claims […]

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What Benefits Are Available Through Workers’ Compensation?

What Benefits Are Available Through Workers’ Compensation?

December 22, 2021

Injured workers may be able to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance if they sustained a work-related injury. The specific amount of benefits that individuals receive will depend on the nature of the accident, their injuries, and their level of disability. To help determine what types of benefits work injury […]

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How Can Overtime Impact Your Work Injury Claim?

How Can Overtime Impact Your Work Injury Claim?

December 06, 2021

When people suffer an injury at a hospital, they can file a claim. To recover damages, they must prove that the doctor and staff treating them were negligent and that the hospital is responsible for their injury. How Can Victims of Medical Malpractice Prove Negligence? There are many medical errors doctors and medical staff can […]

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Preparing to Meet with Your Workers’ Comp Attorney

Preparing to Meet with Your Workers’ Comp Attorney

November 11, 2021

Before meeting with a workers’ compensation lawyer to discuss a case, individuals should take certain steps to make sure they’re sufficiently prepared for the consultation. By taking these steps, injured workers will be able to get the most from their consultation. 1. Gather as Many Details as Possible If an individual has relevant documentation that can support […]

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What Not to Say to Your Workers Comp Doctor

What Not to Say to Your Workers Comp Doctor

November 08, 2021

After a serious work injury, it’s important to act right away and ensure you have the proper documentation to secure your rightful benefits. Unfortunately, that’s not always so easy. You’ll need to know what to do and what not to say to your workers’ comp doctor. Fortunately, if you’re concerned about your work comp doctor visit, a lawyer […]

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Avoid These Costly Mistakes After a Workplace Injury

Avoid These Costly Mistakes After a Workplace Injury

November 05, 2021

Many workers risk injuries on the job, but there are mistakes that they should avoid in the event of an accident and subsequent injuries. These mistakes could prevent workers from recovering the total amount of compensation they actually deserve. The following is a list of these mistakes and how to avoid them. Failure to Immediately […]

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Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

July 21, 2021

Manufacturing processes often expose workers to toxic fumes in the workplace. For example, vehicle manufacturing and fuel unearthing processes can expose employees to various chemical vapors as a part of their daily work. OSHA requires employers to provide safety training and equipment to workers. OSHA rules and regulations are designed to protect workers from toxic exposures. […]

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Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

June 10, 2021

In Iowa, eight workers filed federal complaints against the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming that the agency practiced gross negligence that put workers at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The workers represent employees in various industries, including health care, meatpacking, nursing homes, transportation, and others. An Alleged Failure to Protect Workers […]

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AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

June 04, 2021

Although there’s been progress in reducing work-related injuries and deaths, AFL-CIO’s 2021 workplace safety report has shown that there’s still progress left to make. The introduction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has contributed to safer work environments in the U.S. for the last 50 years, but many workspaces are still far more […]

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