answered on Feb 17, 2023
If you miss work time due to a compensable work related injury, your employer (or its worker’s’ compensation insurance carrier) should be timely paying you temporary, partial disability (TPD) benefits.
Points = my attendance for my works compensation accident.
answered on Feb 16, 2023
If your torn bicep is due to a work related injury, you need to immediately pursue a worker’s’ compensation claim. If the injury isn’t work related, you should inquire as to whether you are eligible for FMLA time.
answered on Dec 16, 2022
Your lawyers are entitled to receive a portion of anything that they, through their efforts, obtained for you pursuant to the attorney fee agreement.
I have a pinched nerve in neck that 3 Drs have put in writing that it’s work related one being their own doctor also they tried everything to fix it but without accepting the claim now their doctor recommended disc replacement after that insurance company has went non responsive will not answer... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2022
Probably, it all depends on the record you made. Stop thinking they care about you as a person. To them you are the product. Similar to how Facebook sees you as the product.
He released me without addressing restrictions how does that work? Last restrictions was that above. Then referred me to Cervical Spine Dr. Then neck Dr says my injury is workers comp issue. Recommends surgery. But insurance says not work related due to degenerative arthritis but spine Dr and 2 of... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2022
Since July 1, 2017 you don’t have a chance to win without a lawyer, but finding one is not all that easy. When and how, when and how? What no injured worker seems to appreciate is how they are viewed by the authorized treating physicians. You are the product, not the client. The doctor doesn’t... Read more »
Dr says it’s from degenerative arthritis but was no problem until I was unloading my truck one day. Now my right shoulder and arm go numb.
answered on Oct 10, 2022
Another fake opinion and fake denial. Gee, I wonder why?
Most of the authorized treating physicians are handpicked by the insurance company. That creates a conflict of interest and a bias against the injured worker. Because the injured worker is not the doctor's client or the customer;... Read more »
Shoulder Dr referred me to Cervical spine Dr and they have been treating neck does this mean it’s been accepted?
answered on Oct 8, 2022
No. Not accepted unless you have a letter from the insurance adjuster that says it is an accepted claim.
They don't want to accept the claim because it will entitle you to industrial disability (a higher benefit). Iowa workers' compensation has become a game of one denial after... Read more »
I have gone to there dr.,I have done physical therapy,i have had an mri done,I have to have back surgery,the dr. found a dr. in iowa city,but work comp says I have to go to there dr.,I told them I have no way to get to iowa city,I have been getting a regular work comp. check .I have received no... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2020
You should be timely reimbursed for round trip to mileage to all doctors that are approved by the w/c insurance company. This is not a "do-it-yourself" project- I strongly recommend that you immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles workers' compensation claims for claimants... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2019
You should immediately consult with an Iowa attorney who specializes in employment law.
I started working for a person as a dispatcher. It's been 6 months and she is now saying I was an "independent contractor" which was never discussed. She has yet to pay me what is still owed. She also has done this to another lady as well stating that the other lady is an... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2019
If you were working in Iowa or for an Iowa based company, you should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles workers’ compensation and employment law matters.
I have been driving him everywhere but have to be out of town all weekend for work.
answered on Mar 26, 2019
The employer and its workers' compensation insurer are responsible for transportation costs for medical appointments. They are not otherwise required to provide transportation.
I do have a lawyer and it was filed before july 2017 ,and had surgery on both elbow and shoulder ,with a very good chance I won't be able to continue drywalling im worried for me and my daughter ,,about what the chances of me not only losing case ,,but my job as well I'm 43 and... Read more »
answered on Sep 18, 2018
Since you already have an attorney, I suggest that you schedule a mutually convenient appointment with him / her (rather than randomly calling on the phone) to fully discuss all of the concerns you have with your claim. This will allow both you and your attorney to be prepared to have a meaningful... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2018
Yes. Contact: Iowa Workforce Development (Division of Worker's Compensation), 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319. Tel: (515) 725-4120
Im a new hire have been on the job approximately 6weeks. How can they ok the surgery then deny the claim?
answered on Apr 28, 2018
There are many ways or reasons why an employer's workers' compensation insurer can or will deny a claim. This forum is no place to discuss the issues, as you have no attorney-client privilege here. Call our office on Monday and we can discuss if you have a claim we would accept.
answered on Apr 14, 2018
A governmental agency. Administered by State laws (the Iowa Code), State agency rules (The Iowa Administrative Code) and legal precedent (meaning case law).
I now have a Dr. that put me on light duty, I work in a body shop, Dr said light duty should be something that I could do sitting in a chair, Dr doesn't want me to stress my knee any more and if there is nothing that I can do then Dr said I need to go home and not to injure it more than it... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2018
If you don’t follow your doctor’s advice the insurance company will argue your problems are from your own doings and therefore any disability is not something they should have to pay for. Meanwhile the employer is looking for a reason to fire you. This is what Iowa’s Republican controlled... Read more »
I was injuried a year ago. Have done everything they have asked. Been to every appt. they even sent me for a 2nd opinion. Which he states was due to my job. They are still denying surgery.
answered on Feb 6, 2018
No big surprise with them denying surgery. They are in control and control is what you want, but won't likely ever get unless you can produce another medical opinion that says you need surgery and that opinion is considered to be reasonable. It is obvious to me you need help and that means... Read more »
She has decided what doctor I will see, cancels my appointments to fit her schedule, and makes appointments without my knowledge. Has went so far as to give these doctors my personal information. What has happened to my rights as a human? Should I not be allowed to decide what doctor I will see and... Read more »
answered on Nov 21, 2017
You can ask that she be replaced, but it is not likely to be done. She works for the insurance company, not you. She is paid by the insurance company. Her job is to get the doctors to pay you as little as possible. And, while she may be at times friendly, she is not your friend. The Iowa Republican... Read more »
medical form. I still have not received medical care approval. Is this a reasonable time to wait?
answered on Dec 17, 2017
No. It is not a reasonable time to wait. Changes were made to the workers' compensation laws effective on July 1st, 2017 and it will get harder and harder for injured workers to hire lawyers. Your claim is essentially been denied so you should not have a problem finding a lawyer. You need to... Read more »
answered on Oct 6, 2017
Yes. It sounds like you have a contingent fee agreement. One-third goes to the attorney. Unless you agreed to pay him/her by the hour. Did you?
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