This fund was set up for workers who suffer an injury on the job in Iowa, on top of a pre-existing injury that increases the extent of disability. Insurance companies throughout the state add money to the fund on an annual basis.
Many attorneys are unaware of Iowa's Second Injury Fund.
In a nutshell, here is how it works...
All workplace injuries won't have the same impact on a worker's ability to do the job. A clerical worker who slips and strains a knee isn't likely to miss as much work as a warehouse worker who twists, lifts and bends constantly throughout the day. However, the Iowa workers' compensation system "schedules" the disability settlement the same for all workers. For an industrial worker who loses a significant amount of work and pay during medical recovery, the loss of income to the family can be devastating. The Second Injury Fund is available as a means to increase the settlement amount.
If you have been hurt while on the job, you need to understand your rights. Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. You might be surprised to see how many rights you have, as well as discover how much compensation you may be potentially awarded.
Eric, Randy, and Sarah have over 30 years of combined experience in the workers' compensation field, and know how to deal with these employers and insurance companies. These employers/insurance companies are only going to look out for themselves...not you. You need someone to fight for you...and Eric, Randy, and Sarah are ready to stand up for your rights!