Iowa law states that an employee who must leave work for medical treatment may be eligible for payment of lost wages. Total weekly compensation for any employee cannot exceed 80 percent of the employee's weekly "spendable earnings," which the law defines as the amount remaining after payroll taxes are deducted from gross weekly earnings.
The lawyers at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, help injured workers to recover the maximum amount possible for medical benefits and lost wages.
When an injury results in more than three calendar days of not working, the employee may be eligible to temporary total disability (TTD) beginning on the fourth day and continuing until the employee has returned to work or is medically capable of returning to substantially similar employment, whichever occurs first. (If the time off exceeds 14 days, the first three days of workers' compensation benefits will then be paid.)
Iowa statutes allow an employee to be paid for a full day of work on the date of injury regardless of what time the employee leaves work. Thus, an employee would not be required to use sick leave or vacation when seeking medical care on the actual date of the injury.
Des Moines Injury Claim Compensation Lawyer
Our experienced workers' compensation attorneys can make a significant difference in the amount of benefits you collect and how soon you receive them by:
- Eliminating mistakes and problems in the process
- Resolving your case quicker
- Obtaining additional benefits
- Successfully appealing a denied claim
The Iowa workers' compensation program can be complex and confusing. The Iowa lost wages lawyers from Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., will help you navigate the process and work to produce the best possible outcome.
We can review the facts of your case during a free consultation and recommend the best steps to take. Contact us to schedule an appointment.