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Open File? Or Lump Sum?

If you have been approved for workers' compensation permanent partial or total disability cash payments following your work-related injury in Iowa, you will have two options for payments. You may receive a weekly check from the workers' comp insurance provider over a predetermined number of weeks, depending upon the nature and extent of disability. This is commonly referred to as an open file.

Repeat Work Accidents are NOT Coincidence

We suppose it "could" all be a coincidence...but when we see injuries continue to happen in a particular workplace, we can only wonder if the employer is really putting forth their best effort to maintain a safe work environment.

It Looked Great On-Screen...But Was Nearly Deadly Off-Screen

As fans of the 80s/90s, we're very much looking forward to seeing the new Netflix biopic of Motley Crue, "The Dirt". In our looking at reviews of the movie, we saw that throughout the fun of making the movie, an employee suffered near life-threatening injuries after an on-the-set accident.

Another Example of Dangers Around a Construction Site

During a recent renovation of an apartment building, an employee took a misstep and fell down an elevator shaft. Luckily, he was able to dodge major injury, but the injuries that he did suffer will keep him from his job for the next few weeks.

Employees Should NEVER Feel Bullied By Their Employer

It is every employee's right to pursue any or all benefits provided under the workers' compensation laws. If it can be proven that an employer has taken action in retaliation for the filing of a claim, the injured employee may want to consult with an attorney about filing a civil lawsuit.


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