how does a workers comp settlement affect social security disability

How Does a Workers’ Comp 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’ Comp Investigation 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.
How Long Can You Be On Workers' Comp in Iowa

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

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.
What Benefits Are Available Through Workers' Compensation?

What Benefits Are Available Through Workers’ Compensation?

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 […]
How Can Overtime Impact Your Work Injury Claim?

How Can Overtime Impact Your Work Injury Claim?

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

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’ Compensation Doctor

Knowing what not to say to your workers’ compensation doctor is important to help make sure that your claims’ process is smooth and successful. A doctor for workers’ compensation evaluates injured workers to determine the extent, cause, and prognosis for on-the-job injuries. After a serious work injury, it’s important to act right away and ensure you […]
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Avoid These Mistakes That Harm a Work Injury Claim

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 mistakes that harm a work injury claim and how to […]
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