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How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Helps Prove Negligence

When people suffer an injury at a hospital, they can file a claim with the help of a medical malpractice lawyer. To recover damages, they must prove that the doctor and staff treating them were negligent and that the hospital is responsible for their injury. A medical malpractice lawyer is an essential asset in proving […]
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Argon Exposure at Work Can Be Deadly

Argon exposure can cause nausea, difficulty breathing, or even death. Argon gas is a frequently overlooked workplace hazard that can be deadly. Although there are currently no workplace exposure limits in place for argon, it poses a health risk in many environments, making it important for employers and employees to implement and follow safe work […]
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Preparing to Meet with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When preparing to meet 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 streamline the process and get the most from their consultation. 1. Gather as Many Details as Possible Individuals should […]
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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 the 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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Guide to Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits in Iowa

Following a work injury, workers may qualify for certain disability benefits. The following is a guide to the different types of workers’ compensation disability benefits that injured employees may be able to receive in Iowa. Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability Benefits There are two types of workers’ compensation temporary disability benefits: temporary partial disability and temporary […]
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Is Pain and Suffering Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

If you have suffered a work injury, you may wonder—is pain and suffering covered under workers’ compensation? Iowa law does not allow injured workers to recover compensation for pain and suffering when filing a workers’ comp claim. However, employees may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party to recover […]
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On-the-Job Lift Injuries Hurt More Than Just Your Back

Although many workers hurt their back from lifting, lift injuries can put stress on and injure multiple body parts. When such on-the-job injuries occur, victims often need help reaching hernia workers’ compensation settlements. The Dangers of Manual Lifting Manual material handling entails moving something manually by either lifting, holding, turning, or performing similar movements. Manual […]
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