Work Injury in Iowa? Three Reasons to Call an Attorney

If you have suffered a work injury, you likely need compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury. An attorney can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to ensure that you get money to help with your expenses.

Suffering an Injury at Work

One minute, you’re doing your job like normal. The next, you’re hurt, and you’re not sure where to begin with a workers' comp claim. What if the insurance company won’t cover you? What are your options after a work accident?

If you have been injured on the job in Iowa, there are plenty of reasons to call an attorney. Below are just a few of the ways an experienced lawyer can make a difference for your claim. 

Work Accidents Are Complex

In some cases, you might not have too much trouble getting your Iowa workers' compensation benefits, but don’t rely on that. Recovering financially after a work injury isn’t always easy, and your claim may be more complex than you realize. 

For example, not all injuries that happen at work can be compensated by your workers' comp benefits. You might instead find that someone intentionally caused your accident, you were injured under the influence of an illegal substance, or the insurance company is acting in bad faith. In all these cases, you may be entitled to a legal claim beyond workers' comp benefits. 

Because of the often complex nature of these claims, consider working with an Iowa workers' comp attorney as you move forward through the legal process.

Getting Maximum Benefits for Your Work Injury

When you suffer a work injury, workers' compensation benefits should cover all your losses, not just a portion of them. You will need funds to recover from your injuries, so your benefits should include all your expenses.

Your expenses are not just limited to your medical bills. You may also be able to receive compensation for lost wages and other expenses. If you are unable to work for a long period of time, you may be able to receive temporary disability insurance. Your lawyer can review your injuries and pinpoint the right compensation for you.

You Could Be Denied

Unfortunately, it is not always easy to overcome your injuries. You may have thought you took the right steps to get your benefits, but you were denied compensation instead. That leaves you without the workers' compensation benefits you need for a full physical and financial recovery.

Fortunately, your lawyer can help you there, too. Workers' compensation lawyers understand that fighting your workers' comp claim alone is not easy. You may need experience and knowledge on your side. Your lawyer can provide that. If you are struggling with your claim, your lawyer can pinpoint why you were denied and help you form an appeal. 

Reach Out to an Iowa Work Injury Attorney

If you have been injured at work in Iowa, getting your workers' compensation benefits isn’t always easy. You may need to call an attorney, but are not sure if you have enough reason to call one. However, a lawyer could be instrumental to your recovery. 

At Pothitakis Law Firm, we understand that you might have questions and concerns about your workers' comp claim. We can help with that, starting with a free consultation about your claim. We’ll discuss your claim with you before you file anything, so you know we’re ready to help your claim succeed. 

If you’ve been injured on the job in Iowa, give us a call at (866) 753-4692 or fill out the online form below. 

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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.