Corey Joseph Lee Walker’s Answers

Corey Joseph Lee Walker

Des Moines Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. I had MMI at February,first,this year .At this time I don t have the impariment rating yet

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. David B Pittman
    2 lawyer answers

    No, there is not a time limit that a doctor has to give you an impairment rating in your case which sounds like a workers' compensation claim not medical malpractice. Sometimes, it can take several months as often the doctor will want paid by the insurance company before sending the report. Other times, doctors will put doing things like preparing reports on the back burner. I would suggest that you contact the insurance adjustor and/or the doctors office to see what the hold-up is. What...

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  2. What's mean?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2 lawyer answers

    If you have an Iowa work comp. claim and have not been paid weekly workers' compensation benefits then you generally only have 2 years from your date of injury or when you knew or should have known that your injury was work related. Note: payment of medical benefits does not extend the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations may be extended if you have received weekly Iowa workers' compensation benefits, but is always a good idea to consult with a qualified Iowa workers'...

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  3. No arrest for dui at scene of accident.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    3. Karen Suzette Lindholdt
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is more of a criminal question than a car accident question. Depending upon the charge, misdemeanor or felony OWI, they have up to 1 or 2 years to file the charge. What I see as more of an issue is how and why they took your blood. If you consented, then there may not be a suppression issue, but if the doctor just took your blood and you were capable of consenting or not then there may be an issue as to whether the blood sample can be used as evidence in a criminal case against...

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  4. Is it legal for an insurance company to refuse to show me their files on my worker's comp case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. Danita L Grant
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3 lawyer answers

    You should start by sending them a letter citing to Iowa Code § 85.40 and § 85.41 which requires them to produce a statement of earning within 30 days or be subject to a simple misdemeanor. Also, you should have received a letter from Iowa Workforce stating that a first report of injury was filed. You should be able to contact Iowa Workforce and obtain their records if you are not successful with the insurance company. Other than those items, unless your case is in litigation there is not...

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  5. Can a lawyer not licensed in Kansas take my case if the hearing is done over the phone and I live in Iowa now?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4 lawyer answers

    The laws are very different in each state and unless you can find an Iowa lawyer who is licensed to practice in Kansas and also very familiar with the Kansas workers' compensation laws you should find a lawyer in Kansas.

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  6. Can I sue someone who committed a hit and run in my car if I was in it?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. David Nathan Iancu
    3. Joseph Brent Stephens
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, you could sue him and testify about what happened. If there are any other witnesses they could testify also. If he has insurance, his insurance would probably pay for a defense attorney for him and may eventually agree to pay your damages. If he does not have insurance, then you are left with a judgment that may or may not be worth anything depending upon if he works, how much he makes, if he has money in bank accounts, etc. You would have to garnish his wages and/or bank accounts if...

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  7. A work's comp injury results in a $515.01 check for the permanent settlement for a compound broken ankle. What is reasonable ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. Danita L Grant
    3. John M Connell
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends upon several factors including whether or not he has sustained a first injury for 2nd injury fund benefits. If he previously had a permanent injury to his other leg, hands, arms or eyes then he may qualify for significant additional benefits. Also, he is probably able to get a 2nd opinion under Iowa Code Section 85.39 which the defendants have to pay for. For more information you should request my book which explains the Iowa Workers' Compensation system.

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  8. What's the difference between impairment rating ,permanent partial disability and industrial disability?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    1 lawyer answer

    First of all, it depends on what type of injury you have sustained. If you have sustained an injury to your back, neck, shoulder, brain, CRPS, mental health injury, 2nd injury Fund, etc. then industrial disability would apply. The factors associated with industrial disability are your age, education, restrictions, work history, earnings, impairment rating, etc. For example, you may have a 10% BAW- body as a whole impairment rating, but if your employer cannot accommodate your restrictions...

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  9. Hello. After more than two months from MMI and disability rating from the WC doctor

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin High
    2. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    3. John M Connell
    3 lawyer answers

    There are certainly some things that can and should be done including the fact that you should probably be receiving a weekly workers' compensation check pending the impairment rating being issued. This is especially true if you have a body as a whole injury like a back, neck, shoulder, etc. and your employer does not want you back. Also, if you do not have a body as a whole injury, but instead have a scheduled member injury like an injury to her hand, arm, leg, foot, etc. A letter from a...

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  10. How long is the statute of limitations for a minor?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Corey Joseph Lee Walker
    2. William Whitaker Pulos
    2 lawyer answers

    Under Iowa law you have 1 year from your 18th birthday to file suit, but your medical bills are generally a claim that your parents or guardians have and there is generally a 2 year statute of limitations on the medical bill claim. You can learn more about Iowa injury law at http://www.IowaInjured.com. You should consult with a local attorney concerning the specifics of your legal matter. This communication is not intended as and should not be interpreted as legal advice or a legal opinion....

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