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Do Not Let Back Injuries Defeat You

A back injury can be among the most debilitating injuries a person can suffer in terms of pain and preventing a worker from performing normal job functions. Back injuries are among the most common injuries suffered by construction workers, repairmen, truck drivers and those in other trades, yet they can be complicated to diagnose and equally complicated to treat.

The experienced legal team at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, has a long and strong track record of advocating for injured workers, and we are ready to use that experience for you.

Know What Benefits You Deserve

The Iowa workers’ compensation system provides a number of benefits available to workers who injure their backs, including all costs for medical care to treat the injury and income replacement benefits while you recuperate. The amount of benefits you receive depends upon a number of factors, which we can review your case to determine.

One of the initial requirements for every workers’ compensation claim is that the employer must have either actual knowledge or formal notice of an alleged workers’ compensation injury within 90 days of the occurrence of any injury.

A pre-existing problem that was not originally caused by work, but which is substantially aggravated by work activities, may be at least partly covered as a workers’ compensation injury.

Prepare Your Case For The Worst

Insurance companies frequently deny treatment for back injuries or prevent the injured party from seeking proper medical care. In some instances, a company may attempt to refuse care from a specialist or fire the injured worker after the on-the-job injury simply to save costs.

It is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney review the facts of your case to ensure that you are not being denied benefits you deserve, or that you are receiving the full amount of benefits you are owed.

Accomplished Neck Injury Lawyers

Our attorneys are familiar with handling a wide variety of back injuries, including:

  • Herniated or bulging disks
  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Spinal cord injury and paralysis
  • Whiplash

If your post-injury medical condition has reached maximum medical improvement and you still can’t perform your complete job duties, then your temporary disability ends and you may be entitled to receive permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability benefits instead to compensate you for the permanent effects of your work injury.

Meet With Our Experienced Iowa Back Injuries Lawyers

We offer a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take. Contact us by calling 515-288-4148 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.