Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Workers’ compensation claims happen every day. It is not uncommon for a worker to suffer an injury while on the job at some point in their career. These claims aren’t easy to win as some insurance companies make the workers’ comp process as difficult as possible in hopes that you will give up on your claim. You don’t plan to have a work injury, and going through the process to get the compensation you deserve can cause significant stress. Often, you need help from a lawyer.
Worker’s compensation is an insurance program introduced by the government to protect employees from the hazards of the workplace. They are supposed to provide for your medical expenses, lost wages and other costs associated with injuries that are a result of your job. If your injury becomes permanent, they pay for any permanent impairment you have from your injury and, in some cases, compensate you for any job loss.
This type of coverage is mandatory in every state, but every state has different laws governing workers’ compensation. I’m attorney Nicholas Platt, and at my firm, I help those who were seriously injured on the job navigate the workers’ compensation process in Iowa.
Work Injuries Can Cause Years Of Hardship
The first step toward getting your workers’ compensation claim approved is to notify your employer immediately if you have suffered a work injury.
Common workers’ compensation injuries include:
Any of these injuries can take you out of work for a significant period of time, causing additional economic hardship on top of expensive medical bills. At Platt Law Firm PC, I will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Get Started On Your Claim
While no amount of compensation can take away the pain you suffered, it can help you and your family move forward. To schedule a consultation and discuss your claim, call my Des Moines office at 515-346-6659 or complete my online contact form to get in touch.