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Our Des Moines Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Fight For Your Lost Wages

Last updated on December 12, 2023

Getting hurt on the job and navigating a medical recovery is overwhelming. Missing work and regular income at the time of your injury or as you recover is stressful. The workers’ compensation lawyers here at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, help injured workers to recover the maximum amount possible for medical benefits and lost wages.

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Law And Lost Wages

Iowa law states that an employee who was injured on the job and who must leave work for medical treatment may be eligible for payment of lost wages. Total weekly compensation for any employee cannot exceed 80% of the employee’s weekly “spendable earnings,” which the law defines as the amount remaining after payroll taxes are deducted from gross weekly earnings.

Temporary Total Disability Benefits

If you are injured at work and cannot work due to the injury for three calendar days, you may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits. On the fourth day and after (until you have returned to work, or are medically capable of returning to a similar job, whichever occurs first) you may be eligible for temporary total disability. If the time you are off work exceeds 14 days, then the first three days of workers’ compensation benefits will be paid.

Lost Wage Benefits On The Date Of Injury

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. Therefore, an employee should not be required to use sick leave or vacation when seeking medical care on the actual date of the injury.

How Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Can Help

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 your 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 fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

Speak To An Iowa Lost Wages Attorney Today

Our workers’ compensation attorneys offer free consultations and case evaluations. We can review the facts of your case and recommend the next best steps for you to take. Contact us by calling our office at 515-446-9861 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.