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Workers Compensation in Iowa
Workers' compensation insurance is designed to pay for job-related injuries and illnesses without having to sue your employer. In many instances, the claims process proceeds smoothly and benefits are paid out appropriately. But if you claim is denied, if you don't receive the proper benefits or if your job isn't covered by Iowa workers' compensation insurance, you may need to hire a workers' compensation attorney to get the money you deserve.
Things to Consider When Hiring Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Here are a few things to keep in mind when hiring an Iowa workers' compensation lawyer:
- You must notify your employer as soon as possible after being injured on the job or being diagnosed with an occupational illness or hearing loss. Notification should occur within 90 days of your injury.
- Iowa workers' compensation insurance pays medical care to treat work-related injuries and occupational illnesses, transportation expenses, lost wages, temporary and permanent disabilities, vocational rehabilitation and death benefits.
- You have a limited period of time (known as the statute of limitations) in which to begin collecting workers' compensation benefits. If your claim is initially denied, hire an Iowa workers' comp attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is addressed before the statute of limitations expires.
- Most workers' comp lawyers work on contingency, meaning you'll only owe them money if your claim is successful.
Find & Hire a Local Iowa Workers' Comp Lawyer
If you've been injured on the job and are having difficulty collecting the workers' compensation money you deserve, hire an Iowa workers' compensation lawyer to guide you through the process. Call Attorneys.com at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page to get connected to a lawyer in your area. Our free service can quickly match you with local Iowa workers' compensation lawyers.