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John P. Lander
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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
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Can I Sue My Employer Instead of Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Can I Sue If My Employer Disputes My Claim?

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Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me for Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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What Are My Rehabilitation Rights?

   
"Contact an Iowa workers' compensation lawyer representing clients in Des Moines, Iowa today to schedule your free initial consultation."
 
QUESTION

Can I Sue If My Employer Disputes My Claim?

 

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Generally, workers’ compensation claims are handled by an administrative agency rather than the court system.  Because workers’ compensation claims are outside of the court system, these claims have different rules than a traditional lawsuit.  However, once the agency process, including administrative hearings, has been exhausted, the employee or the employer may appeal to either a workers’ compensation appeal board or to a court.

In some states, if an employer or an employee is not satisfied with the workers’ compensation appeal board’s decision, they may then appeal that decision to the civil court system.  This process is specific to each state.  A workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to tell you how the process works in your state and guide you through that process.

 
Please review the content on this site for more detailed information that applies to state laws and individual situations. It is important to review your questions with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you are receiving all of the rights and benefits that you are entitled.
 
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