A Burlington Attorney Can Help You Get Compensation for a Work Related Injury

The law provides an avenue for eligible workers to receive compensation for a work related injury. What you receive for an injury at work depends on factors like the severity of the injury, the impact of the injury on your ability to work, and your compliance level. In addition, having an experienced workers' compensation attorney increases your chance of receiving fair compensation for your injury at work. Millions of workers in the United States suffer a work injury or illness that forces them to miss work, change careers, or reduce their normal duties every year. Head injuries, car accidents, and slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common workers' compensation injuries. For some, the road to recovery can be long, while others are left with permanent disabilities. Many of these millions of workers were then forced to answer difficult questions about how they were going to support their families, regain their health and go back to work in the future.

How an Attorney Can Help You Receive Compensation for a Work Related Injury

Burlington has specific laws to ensure that employers treat injured or ill workers fairly after an accident – and that financial support and viable career options are available in case of a debilitating injury or condition. Sometimes, employers and workers’ compensation insurance providers only focus on the bottom line and deny valid claims to avoid having to make payments to an injury victim. Employers may also seek to refute your workers' compensation claim by using your social media accounts. It's important that you enlist the help of an experienced, knowledgeable advocate to protect your rights and interests after a work-related injury. If you suffered an injury while on the job, Burlington workers' compensation attorney Nicholas Pothitakis will help you with your case, appeal a denied claim, and get you the support afforded to you under the law. He'll also make sure that you receive workers' compensation payments in the right amount and in the time period required by law. If you suffered a second work injury while recovering from a first one, you may qualify for benefits under Iowa's workers' compensation second injury fund. Surviving family members may be entitled to workers' compensation death benefits if their loved one died in a work accident. A workers' compensation attorney can help ensure that you receive every penny to which you are entitled.

Common Workplace Injuries

Here are just a few of the most common workers' compensation injuries in Burlington:
  • Falls. Slip and fall accidents and falls from a significant height are common workplace accidents that can take place on any job site, from an office to an industrial plant to a construction site.
  • Car accidents and other auto accidents. Many workers can suffer an on-the-job injury while driving a company van or truck or operate a large piece of machinery.
  • Struck by an object. Every day, workers are injured when they are struck by a moving or falling object. A pallet of goods, a piece of equipment, a tool, or a filing cabinet can cause serious blunt force trauma and result in head injuries, back injuries and other broken bones.
  • Machinery accidents. Those who work in industrial plants or in agriculture face the danger of heavy machinery and the risk that comes with using that machinery, such as being crushed or pulled into the machines.
  • Physical assault or workplace violence. If you have been physically harmed by a disgruntled co-worker on the job, you could be eligible for workers' compensation.
  • Repetitive stress injuries. Office workers, factory workers and other laborers could be susceptible to injuries caused by repetitive movements or overexertion, such as back pain, vision issues, carpal tunnel syndrome and damaged nerves.
  • Environmental health hazards. You can receive compensation for any illnesses or health conditions that have developed due to your workplace. Toxic mold, chemical exposure, asbestos exposure, noise exposure, carcinogen exposure and other environmental hazards could cause long-term health problems.

Maximize Your Work Related Injury Compensation By Hiring an Experienced Attorney

Nicholas Pothitakis has helped hundreds of injured workers in Burlington fight to receive compensation. If you are worried about your medical bills or disability benefits, call today at (866) 753-4692 or fill out our contact form to have an attorney review your case privately and with no obligations.
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For the past 15 years Mr. Pothitakis has focused his practice on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Cases. The firm has two locations, one being in Burlington, Iowa and the other in Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. Pothitakis works with many area unions and employee organizations to provide advice, assistance, and guidance as it relates to employment issues. Mr. Pothitakis provides free consultations to those with legal questions in the firm's areas of practice. In this initial meeting or conference potential clients are provided advice on their need for assistance and how they need to proceed.