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 "independent contractor".... Read more »
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 don't know... Read more »
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 »
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.
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 is,... Read more »
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 »
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 first...Read more »
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 turn...Read more »
I was injuried on July 11th, 2016 while delivering mail. I lost my footing & went to catch myself with my right hand and it slipped and my right arm/hand went above my head and I landed on my chest at the same time. I felt my right shoulder pop and I heard it pop when I landed on it. I'm on... Read more »
I see no Iowa lawyer has answered your question. That's not surprising since federal law makes it very difficult for lawyers to get paid except on an hourly fee basis. Contingent fees are not allowed and all fees have to be approved, which from a time-management standpoint makes this unfeasible. We...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 »
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 »
My brother, a minor, was injured at work and had to receive stitches. No problem there, but the employers didn't inform any of his family and released him into the care of another minor (unrelated) rather than attempting to call us or EMS. Were they allowed to release a minor into the care of... Read more »
Hmmmm.... Interesting question. I would love to know in which industry he was working. Probably a restaurant. No matter. The kid has a workers' compensation claim; I think you know this. But your question goes to notice to the family and if there is a duty to the family, which was breached, and...Read more »
Did you receive the Auxier Letter advising thirty days before the termination your benefits would end? Did you return to work? Did the doctor indicate you've reached MMI? Were you released to return to work? Need more information, otherwise everyone is just guessing.
Well, we see this quite often and sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. It all depends on whether there are different opinions. Many times an injured worker has an injury to two different parts of their body with a different physician treating each. Those physicians can have opinions at...Read more »
I would say the answer to your question is "Yes". You may have to hire a lawyer but most will take your case based on a fee being paid contingent upon getting the benefits. Of course you should put the employer on notice of the injury, by telling them, preferably in writing, immediately. The law...Read more »
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