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Des Moines Attorneys Helping With Iowa Workers’ Compensation Settlements

If you suffered a work-related injury while working on a job site in Iowa, chances are you are covered under your employer’s Iowa workers’ compensation insurance policy. You are entitled to receive paid medical treatment and physical rehabilitation by approved medical providers. If your disability puts you out of work, you are also entitled to seek a weekly check to help compensate you for lost earnings and wages while you recover from your injuries.

Call Loney & Schueller for answers to all of your questions about your Iowa workers’ compensation settlement benefit types. We work tirelessly to help injured Iowa workers receive the benefits they deserve. From offices in West Des Moines, our lawyers represent injured workers in communities throughout the state. Call 1-515-225-4485 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation about the types of workers’ compensation settlements available through your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider.

No matter where you are in the state, we are ready to come to you.

Lump-Sum And Structured Settlements

Types of cash settlements include:

  • Temporary disability: Weekly cash payments to cover your loss of earnings while you are unable to return to work at the same pay rate and job tasks previous to your injuries. Payments are made based on your average weekly earnings prior to your injury. Payments continue until your doctor signs off that you have achieved maximum medical recovery (MMR).
  • Permanent disability, total or partial: If your injury will not allow you to return to work, you may qualify for a weekly cash payment while you are receiving medical treatment. You may also qualify for a lump-sum workers’ comp settlement. If your doctor signs off that you have achieved maximum medical recovery, but you are unable to return to work in your previous capacity (or at all), you may qualify for federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income.
  • Second Injury Fund: This unique fund is financed by Iowa insurance providers with a special annual payment. The fund was established to offer another layer of wage protection for GIs returning from World War II with war-related injuries. However, it applies to all injured workers. In short, if you had a preexisting injury or medical condition and suffered another work-related injury or disease, you may receive additional cash payments out of this fund.
  • Third-party claims: When you accept a workers’ compensation insurance settlement, you forfeit your right to sue your employer for additional compensation. However, if you can demonstrate that your workplace accident or injury was the result of negligence by a third party, such as the property owner or product manufacturer, you may sue for additional compensation, including pain and suffering.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

We do not refer out our cases or pass our clients around to associate attorneys or paralegals. At Loney & Schueller, you get direct access and personalized attention.

Call 1-515-225-4485 or use our convenient Contact page email form to arrange a free consultation. Remember – you pay NO attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover money in a settlement or verdict.

Get All The Compensation You Deserve. Call Our Attorneys Today.

Contact us online, or call us at 1-515-225-4485 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Des Moines personal injury attorney. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorney’s fees unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf.

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Our law office is conveniently located at 50th St. and I-235 in West Des Moines. We have successfully represented thousands of personal injury and Iowa workers’ compensation clients. Call 1-515-225-4485 for a free consultation. You never pay attorneys’ fees until we win and recover for all of your losses either in a favorable settlement or trial verdict.

What Our Clients Say


Randy vigorously negotiated my case and I received a lump sum payment in excess of $200,000. He worked extremely hard for me and made sure I was taken care of. I am more than pleased with the outcome of my case.

Rusty from St. Augustine, Florida

Without Eric’s help and guidance I am not sure where I would be. I thank the person who referred Eric to me every day. I recommend that others use Eric for their workers’ compensation cases.

Terry of Iowa

Sarah also obtained a settlement from homeowner’s the insurance company. I would certainly recommend Sarah to represent you with regard to injuries received due to a dog bite.

Shane of Des Moines, Iowa