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My family and I got into a Vehicle accident just over a month ago & i have been in pain every since then!! I have been going through physical therapy but it is not helping. Everyone is saying to contact a lawyer?
The best advice is to consult with a lawyer very soon. You may not need to actually hire a lawyer; only time will tell. The important thing is to be sure your rights are protected.See question
Had surgery on my shoulder but then went back to work got hurt again they denied a MRI . In pain all the time my insurance don't want to pay the bills and workman's say oits not a workman's case. Can you help?
You need to make an appointment with your lawyer. S/he will probably tell you that on occasion, the deputy workers' compensation commissioners in Iowa take many months to write a decision. Sometimes it's the deputy, other times it's due to some other staff shortage issue. Regardless, you lawyer should be able to fill you in much more fully.See question
Her lawyer said that since she died before she could sign, her estate would receive nothing. Is that fair or right?
If your mom's death was due to causes unrelated to the work injury, the claim for compensation died with her. If death was due to the injury itself, the claim survives.See question
Is it ok to consult with four to five law firms at the same time if the case is complex and investigating such case takes time? Haven't had any attorneys give their legal opinion. I just know that it is an expensive case and high profile. Finding...
I highly recommend that you interview however many lawyers you need to interview until you find a firm that you are comfortable with. If your case is as complex as you make it sound, you're going to have a lot of contact with the law firm you select.See question
My own lawyer lied to me, as he also misrepresented facts of my work comp case, with held important documents, made decisions without consulting me, and his gross misconduct has resulted in undue pain, and stress that caused my heart to have atria...
It would be a huge mistake for you to try to represent yourself at the workers' compensation hearing. You need to immediately try to hire a new lawyer, so that lawyer has time to take appropriate action for you.See question
Injury at work. Back given a 5% impairment rating. Shoulder/Arm given a 7% impairment rating. In addition leg given a 2% impairment rating. I understand the back and arm are what is considered Body as a Whole and that loss is 500 w...
The back injury is a body as a whole injury, which gets you into the 500 week schedule. If the arm injury involves the shoulder, that would also get you into the 500 week schedule. Leg and arm injuries (that don't involve the shoulder) are considered "scheduled member" injuries, and are compensated differently. In your case, however, since the leg and arm injuries are a part of the same work injury, the impairment of all three body parts will be considered in arriving at your industrial disability. Think of industrial disability as the measure of your loss of access to the job market.
If you will never be able to perform the same type of employment, it is possible you could qualify as an exception to the 500 week schedule. Workers who are permanently totally disabled are entitled to weekly workers' compensation benefits for life, or until it's shown that the worker is no longer totally disabled. Your employability doing jobs other than your usual job will be crucial in trying to figure out if you are permanently totally disabled.See question
I was in a vehicle collision over a year ago that totaled my car and caused me to need ongoing chiropractic care, the insurance company has begun to pester me now about settling. I have no idea if i should or what kind of monetary value to ask fo...
Nearly every Iowa lawyer that regularly handles injury cases will give you a free consultation. You have many issues that need to be addressed. The best way to do that is to sit down with an experienced Iowa injury lawyer to fully discuss your case.See question
I was injured in a car accident. I went to my chiro and am almost done, my total bill will be 3,000.00. I was wondering what percentage does the ins company have to pay for pain and suffering. Also do they have to pay me for mileage to and from th...
It is correct that there is no set formula for determining the appropriate amount for your harms and losses. An experienced personal injury lawyer would be able to determine the range of value of your case after reviewing all of the facts, including the medical records. An important determination will be whether your injuries are permanent to some degree.See question
There is a web site that asks for reviews of attorneys, doctors, therapists, etc. I want to post reviews, but it would be very negative because I had very negative experiences. I hate that other people may become patients of these people and ge...
You are correct to be cautious. If you do make a posting, make sure that anything you say is completely factual. Even if everything you say is true, there is still the possibility that you may be sued for defamation.See question
Iowa. Driving home on a 4 lane divided highway a car do 80-100 came up be hide me. I started to the shoulder thinking it was an unmarked sheriffs car. As I did, he started passing me on the right shoulder. I swerved back to avoid being hit. Me and...
In addition to turning the matter over to your insurance company, make sure the County Attorney's office knows that you are available as a witness in the prosecution of this driver.See question