Iowa Work Injuries- Do You Qualify for the Iowa Second Injury Fund?
What is the Iowa Second Injury Fund?It is a special fund set-up to pay additional benefits to Iowans who have sustained a scheduled member work injury such as an injury to a hand, arm, leg, foot, eye, etc. It also applies if you have sustained multiple scheduled member injuries like injuries to both hand, legs, etc. If you have previously sustained a scheduled member injury regardless of how it happened then you may be entitled to Second Injury Fund Benefits
Should I go ahead and settle my work injury case before seeing if I qualify?No, if you settle your scheduled member work injury claim in the wrong way then you will be prohibited from bringing a claim for second injury fund benefits. You should at least talk to a qualified Iowa workers' compensation attorney before agreeing to any type of settlement because a mistake could cost you thousands of dollars.