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What Workers’ Compensation Costs Are Deducted From My Award?

Some workers’ compensation costs are deducted from injured workers’ benefit awards, including attorney fees, doctors’ liens, Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance repayments, and permanent disability advances. An overview of these deductions can help injured workers understand how they impact workers’ compensation claim settlements. Workers’ Compensation Costs and Fees for Attorneys Workers’ compensation lawyers in […]
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Were You Exposed to Toxic Fumes at Work?

Manufacturing processes often expose employees to toxic fumes at work. 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. Protecting […]
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How to Make Construction Workers Safe with Wearable Technology

With new technology such as the smart, wearable watch, construction workers can track their health stats. These developments in construction worker safety wearables have been helping to keep employees safer. With the many risks associated with construction projects and sites, organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have worked to implement policies and […]
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Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

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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Who Is Covered Under Iowa Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

While a majority of employees in Iowa may qualify for workers’ compensation coverage in the event of a work-related injury or illness, certain types of workers are excluded. Depending on individuals’ occupations and employment status, they may be unable to receive workers’ comp benefits. The following are some types of workers who may be ineligible […]
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What Is the Workers’ Compensation Claim Time Limit for Filing?

If you have suffered an injury at work, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to pay for your medical bills and cover your lost wages. However, you should be aware of the workers’ compensation claim time limit. You can consult a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you file your claim in a timely […]
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What if I’m Not Satisfied With My Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

In Iowa, your employer can choose which workers compensation doctor you see and get care from. That said, your employer’s choice must be reasonable in terms of the doctor and the care they provide. If you’re dissatisfied with your workers’ compensation doctor, you request to be seen by a different doctor. If your employer denies […]
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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation After Being Fired?

You may still be eligible to receive workers’ compensation after being fired. If you would still receive workers’ compensation if your employer had not fired you, then you’re probably still eligible for benefits. If you lied on your application or your benefits naturally ran out, you likely aren’t eligible to keep receiving workers’ compensation benefits. […]
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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

If you sustained a head injury in a workplace accident, your suffering may qualify for workers’ compensation for a traumatic brain injury. When you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, it’s already tough enough to get treatment. You may need special medical care and emergency surgery to help your situation. Worse, you may have been at […]
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