Davenport Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Supporting Injured Workers During Tough Times
Suffering an injury at work is disheartening. Not being supported by your employer during the aftermath is frustrating. This unfortunate situation unfolds all the time, though, when a worker seeks workers’ compensation benefits but meets resistance from their employer or the insurance company.
Do not let your workers’ compensation case get trampled before it can even begin. If you were hurt while working in Davenport, then know that LaMarca Law Group, P.C. and our workers’ comp lawyers can help you. We have built our careers on fighting stubborn insurance companies and corporations on behalf of our clients. It would be our honor to do the same for you.
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- Helping Workers from All Industries
- Injuries Caused in Workplace Accidents
- What Workers’ Comp Benefits Can Do
- Frequently Asked Questions
Call (515) 705-0233 now to talk to us about workers’ comp and work injury claims in Iowa.
Where you work or your current career path should not matter when you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits. If you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, then you should get the benefits of it after a workplace accident. It is that simple, yet insurance companies often seem to forget it. Our team does not, though. We are proud to offer our legal services to people from all backgrounds, industries, and walks of life.
We can help injured workers from these industries and more:
- Law enforcement
- Office work
Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, there can be workplace hazards that you encounter during your day-to-day shifts. Even working from home could cause you to suffer a work-related accident that constitutes a workers’ compensation claim. Thanks to our extensive experience with workers’ compensation claims, our team is always ready to take on a case that involves any type of injury.
Five of the most common types of work-related injuries are:
- Back injuries: Repeated lifting throughout a workday can harm your back. If you lift objects every time you work, then you could be at an inordinate risk of suffering a back injury. Workers who work on heights and scaffolding can also be at risk of falling and hurting their backs.
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSI): Completing the same action repeatedly can cause a repetitive stress injury, even if the act is not strenuous in and of itself. One common RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome suffered by office workers who use type and use other electronics each day.
- Head injuries: On a construction site and other workplaces with moving objects and heavy vehicles, head injuries can be a serious risk. A blow to the head can cause permanent consequences, so it is even more crucial for the injured worker to get the workers’ comp benefits that they need.
- Occupational illnesses: Healthcare workers and others who work with the public can encounter contagious illnesses in their workplaces. If they do, then they might be able to file for workers’ compensation. Occupational illness claims have spiked considerably during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- Toxic exposure illnesses: Workers who handle hazardous chemicals and substances can become ill due to repeated toxic exposure. Recently, there has been a spate of toxic exposure claims filed by agricultural workers who have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after working with certain dangerous herbicides.
Workers’ compensation is meant to allow you to recover from your work-related injury without worrying about your finances. It provides a variety of benefits to get you back on your feet and back to work if possible. Employers should encourage you to use workers’ compensation, not just because it is good for your health, but also because it is good for their business to have their employee back to full speed.
Workers’ compensation benefits that you might get through a claim include:
- Medical treatment: Any medically necessary treatments for your work-related injury must be covered in full by the insurance company. Even care far in the future must be provided at no cost to you if it is related to treating your work injury.
- Disability pay: You can be paid a percentage of your usual wages each week if you are too injured to return to work quickly. If your disability is semi-permanent or permanent, then you might be able to get long-term disability benefits, too.
- Vocational rehabilitation: Your benefits might include the cost of retraining you for a different role or even a completely different career at another company. It depends on if you can return to gainful employment in your previous role or not.
Call as Soon as You Need Legal Help
The sooner we can get your workers’ compensation case moving, the better we will be able to build it. Using fresh evidence and testimonies could be what helps us tip the case in your favor and get a settlement in your name. Please see what our Davenport workers’ comp attorneys can do for you by dialing (515) 705-0233 now.
Schedule a complimentary case evaluationwith our firm to learn more.
Can I get workers’ compensation if I caused my accident?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system. You can admit to causing your workplace accident and still be eligible to file for its benefits.
Can I sue my boss if I get workers’ comp?
Usually, filing for workers’ compensation prevents you from filing a personal injury claim against your employer, even if you know your employer’s negligence caused your injury. Some exceptions might apply, which we can talk to you about if one applies to your case.
I’m an independent contractor – do I get workers’ compensation?
Employers are usually not required to include independent contractors in their workers’ compensation policies. Typically, independent contractors buy a private workers’ comp policy for themselves instead.
I make more than the weekly workman’s comp maximum – what happens?
Currently, Iowa’s workers’ compensation schedule will only pay you up to $1,366 each week, regardless of how much you were making before your injury. There is no way to circumvent this limitation. On the other hand, the schedule also includes a $239 weekly minimum that you can get if you were to make less.
Can I get fired while getting workers’ comp?
Yes, your employer can fire you while you are collecting workers’ compensation, assuming you were at-will employed. However, being fired while getting workers’ comp does not end its benefits or remove your right to file a claim if you had not already.