Whether you’ve been injured on the job or suffer from a work-related illness, one very important part of getting the benefits you deserve from the Iowa workers’ compensation system is good documentation. It’s vital to keep good records from the time you suffer an injury or receive a diagnosis of an illness through your entire…

Whether you’re working at a desk job or on the floor of a manufacturing plant, a work injury can happen suddenly and take you out of work. It is common to have questions about work injuries. What do I do if I have had a work-related injury? Can I go to my own doctor? How…

Nearly all Iowa companies are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, which ensures that employees injured on the job will be compensated for their injuries and lost wages. It is governed by Iowa state law and administered by the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation, which publishes a helpful guide outlining the current workers’ compensation benefit…

Generally, you can’t sue your employer for work-related injuries. If you are injured while engaged in work activities, and the nature of those work activities contributed to the injury’s development, Iowa workers’ compensation insurance provides that you will be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. You are only entitled to receive…

Before you settle your Iowa workers’ compensation claim, it’s important to discuss with your attorney the effects a settlement may have on other benefits you receive. Settlement income can affect your eligibility or reduce your benefit amounts for many government programs.  What Benefits May Be Affected? The federal Social Security Administration (SSA) administers a number…

At Platt Law, we don’t limit ourselves to taking care of people in the Des Moines area. We extend our workers compensation and personal injury services to Iowans across the state. Each and every hard-working Iowan has the right to fight for their work comp cases and we want to help you get the benefits…

Getting injured at work can lead to a lot of initial uncertainty and confusion. In addition to healing and doing what you can to get back to work, you also have to worry about how you’re going to survive financially if you are temporarily unable to do your job. That’s where workers’ compensation benefits can…

Every year, thousands of Iowans bring their bike out of storage as the weather warms up. The first sunny, warm day after a long hard winter brings out all sorts of bikers from motorcyclists, moped and scooter riders, and even bicycle commuters. This is an exciting time for those that love the rush of air,…

As an employee in the state of Iowa, it’s important to understand your rights when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits. Although a lot of claims made by employees are from injuries that immediately affect their health and ability to work, many others stem from injuries that develop or worsen over a long period. This…

Iowa law requires that most employers carry or self-provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage. This worker compensation settlement compensates employees who are injured on the job by providing benefits such as medical expenses, lost wages, temporary or permanent disability, and other covered expenses. Unfortunately, some employers fail or choose not to carry workers’ compensation coverage in…

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