Iowa's workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages if their injuries force them to miss work. While many workers' compensation claims are resolved to the satisfaction of both the injured employee and the employer, there are times when an injured employee disagrees with a denial of benefits or other decision made in a case.
At Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., our experienced workers' compensation lawyers stand up for injured workers and challenge unfavorable decisions before the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation.
Our legal team has helped thousands of Iowa men and women recover the full benefits they deserve. We have the knowledge and commitment to explore every aspect of each client's case in order to recover its full value.
Des Moines Injury Benefit Lawyers
We have a long and strong track record for being committed to Iowa working men and women. We do not represent companies and their insurance providers in workers' compensation cases. We work with individuals who are wrestling with a denied claim, medical care disputes or return-to-work issues.
The laws regarding workplace injuries are complex. We help our clients understand their rights regarding a wide variety of injuries, including:
- Cumulative injuries caused by repetitive tasks that may affect wrists, neck, back and shoulders
- Pre-existing injuries when an existing medical condition is aggravated or accelerated because of work activities (even if the original injury was not work-related)
- Neck and back injuries such as spinal cord injuries (paralysis), cervical injuries, herniated disks, fractured vertebrae and nerve damage.
- Shoulder injuries that can require surgery and months of rehabilitation
In addition, workplace injuries often include other types of claims such as unemployment compensation, Social Security Disability, personal injury and wrongful termination or another employment discrimination matter. Our attorneys are highly skilled in each of these practice areas as well.
Let Our Knowledgeable Legal Team Assess Your Case
There are important deadlines and statutes of limitation to adhere to in workers' compensation claims. If your claim has been denied or is less than you feel you deserve, contact us to schedule an appointment. We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take.