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Scott D. Brown
John P. Lander
Kim R. Snitker
Travis M. Armbrust
Kaitlyn J. Ausborn
 
Brown, Kinsey,
Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.

214 North Adams,
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 423-6223
Fax: (641) 423-9995
WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Frequently Asked Questions
I. General Information
  A. How Do Workers’ Compensation Laws Operate?
  B. Who Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Laws?
  C. What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation Benefit Claims and Civil Lawsuits?
  D. How to Protect Your Rights
  E. Categories of Injuries Covered by Workers' Compensation
 

F. What to Do If You Are Injured On-the-Job

II. Conclusion
"Contact an Iowa work comp lawyer representing clients in Forest City, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation."
 
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Who Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Laws?

Workers' compensation coverage varies from state to state.  Our firm handles claims in Iowa. If you are unsure if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, or if you have an Iowa claim, give our firm a call.

Remember that even if you aren’t entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you may be able to sue your co-employees or a third party for compensation for your injuries.

 

What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation Benefit Claims and Civil Lawsuits?

Workers’ compensation is a substitute for a lawsuit in Iowa District Court against your employer.  When you bring a workers’ compensation claim, the claim is filed with a state agency.  Because you are bringing a claim under the workers’ compensation system, you may be entitled to benefits, no matter if your accident was your fault or your employer’s fault. This system shields employers from lawsuits brought by employees and protects employers from employees' claims for pain and suffering.

How to Protect Your Rights

If you have been injured while at work or on the job, the best way to protect your rights is to contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.  A workers' compensation attorney can help you verify whether or not the weekly rate proposed by an insurance company is correct, help you receive medical benefits you need, and help you obtain permanent benefits if your work injury results in permanent disability.

 

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