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Win The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve In Davenport

Job-related injuries and illnesses can leave people unable to work for weeks or months. Injured employees may be unable to return to the job at all or may be unable to work in their previous positions. They may be permanently disabled, either fully or partially. Whatever the severity of their injuries, workers who have suffered injuries worry about obtaining medical care, paying their bills and supporting their families. If you have suffered a job-related injury or illness, you deserve to understand your rights.

A Full-Service Workers’ Compensation Law Firm In Davenport

Injured workers do have options. At Tyler & Associates, PC, in Davenport, Iowa, attorney Leanne Tyler assists clients with the application, hearing and appeal processes of workers’ compensation. She also handles third-party injury cases that allow an injured person to file a lawsuit if the injury resulted from the negligent actions of someone who was not part of the employer’s work force. Awards in these third-party cases can supplement the benefits received under Iowa workers’ compensation.

Injured workers come to the firm at all stages of the workers’ compensation claims process. Of course, the earlier the injured worker seeks counsel, the more the opportunity for guidance in the beginning stages of the workers’ compensation procedure. This is often beneficial later in protecting the worker’s rights. You may need help with an initial application. You may have been denied benefits and are wondering whether a lawyer can help you. You may be overwhelmed with medical bills even after your benefits have been cut off.

Whatever the situation, Ms. Tyler can provide you with the sound information you need about your work comp benefits options. Ms. Tyler and the legal team will help you navigate the process.

Representing Clients In Iowa’s Core Industries

Clients include people injured while performing all types of jobs. Attorney Tyler has helped individuals who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses in a wide range of occupations, including but not limited to:

Under Iowa’s workers’ compensation law, injured employees can receive awards for lost wages, medical expenses and permanent disability. If the circumstances are right for a third-party injury claim, the injured worker may also be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and expenses not covered by workers’ compensation.

What Are Common Injuries Resulting From Workplace Accidents?

Workplace accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, which can range from mild to severe. Some common injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Joint injuries, especially to the knees, elbows and wrists
  • Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries, including torn rotator cuffs
  • Crushed limbs and other accidents leading to amputation

Each workplace injury, regardless of its type, can significantly impact your ability to work and carry out daily activities. You can seek compensation whether your injury was related to a single accident or cumulative damage to your body.

Who Is Eligible To Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In Iowa, most employees are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured while performing their job duties or as a result of their employment. This includes full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary workers. In many cases, non-U.S. citizens are also eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if injured on the job.

There are some exceptions to coverage, such as certain agricultural employees or independent contractors, who may not be covered under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. It’s important to check with an experienced attorney if you have questions about your eligibility. The legal services provided by an attorney can also be very helpful when contesting a denied claim or resolving other disputes with insurance companies.

Do You Have To Show Your Employer Was At Fault For Your Accident In Iowa?

No, you do not need to prove that your employer was at fault for your accident to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Iowa. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that medical treatment and other benefits are available regardless of who was responsible for the accident. This system is designed to ensure that injured workers receive support quickly, without the need for lengthy legal disputes about fault.

How Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated?

Workers’ compensation benefits in Iowa are primarily calculated based on your earnings before the injury. The benefits are designed to partially compensate you for lost wages, cover your medical expenses and any ongoing care you might need.

Typically, the benefit amount is a percentage of your weekly wages and is subject to maximum and minimum limits set by the state. The specific calculations can vary depending on the nature and severity of your injuries and how they impact your ability to work.

In the event of a fatal workplace accident, surviving family members may be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits. These can partially or fully cover the cost of funeral and burial expenses and provide a portion of the deceased worker’s weekly wages to financially dependent family members.

Turn To Decades Of Dedicated Service To Get The Compensation You Deserve

To learn more about the Davenport, Iowa workers’ compensation attorney at Tyler & Associates, PC, call 563-275-4793 or send an email to request a confidential consultation. The firm offers free initial consultations in matters involving workers’ compensation and personal injury.