Des Moines Workplace Injury Lawyers – Bruises, Cuts, Lacerations, and Contusions
If you or a loved one has suffered from bruises, cuts, lacerations, or contusions because of a workplace injury, then our Des Moines workplace injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. might be able to help. These types of injuries can be deadly serious. They involve punctures and blood pooling, which can lead to life-threatening infections, bleeds, or clots. Any sharp object or fall can cause the skin to break or bruises to form. Open wounds often require medical treatment, and many victims have to miss work. If your injury occurred at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, obtaining these benefits can be more challenging than expected.
Our Des Moines workplace injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are prepared to guide you through the workers’ compensation process to ensure you get the compensation you need. Whether you are just starting your claims process or you have run into a snag along the way, we can help. Call our office at (515) 225-2600, and we will help you schedule a free case consultation with one of our experienced workplace injury lawyers.
Why Should I Hire a Workplace Injury Lawyer?
If you have suffered a bruise, cut, contusion, or laceration while in the process of simply doing your job, then you deserve to be justly compensated for that injury through workers’ compensation benefits. In addition, many health insurance policies do not offer coverage for injuries that occur at work. Because of this, it is vital that your claim for benefits from your employer is accurate. However, the process for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be long, arduous, and stressful, and one mistake can jeopardize your compensation.
Workplace injury lawyers know workers’ compensation law well. They know the savvy moves insurance companies make to dodge responsibility. They will be able to help you accurately fill out and file your initial forms to ensure you don’t make any errors on your end. Then, if your compensation is delayed or denied, your lawyer will be able to negotiate with insurance on your behalf to recover the compensation you need. If you try to handle your claim on your own and run into any issues, you may find yourself having to pay for your medical expenses out of pocket, putting yourself in a dire financial situation.
Why LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is the Go-To Workplace Injury Law Firm
Experience and toughness make a huge difference when confronting employers and insurance companies. Our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. don’t back down from a fight. And we have the awards to prove it. US News & World Report, Best Lawyers, Avvo, and others recognize our commitment to our clients, our legal prowess, and our advocacy skills. So do our clients, for whom we have won millions of dollars in compensation over the years. When it comes to workers’ compensation claims in Des Moines, you can’t beat the compassionate, personalized, and aggressive representation available at LaMarca Law Group, P.C..
Cases We Handle
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has, for years, represented clients who are the victims of workplace injuries, including bruises, cuts, lacerations, and contusions. We understand the devastating impact missing work can have on our clients’ families, their financial security, and their psychological health. Moreover, we have seen, firsthand, how expensive workplace injuries can be, especially because workers often fear retaliation or losing their jobs if they report injuries, including right here in Des Moines.
The National Safety Council highlights cuts, lacerations, and punctures as some of the leading workplace injuries that cause people to miss days at work. According to the NSC, a worker is injured every seven seconds, an astounding figure. The council also identifies injuries by sector.
Unfortunately, even when workers take proper precautions and try carefully to avoid these terrible injuries, sometimes they happen anyway. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., though we can’t prevent your injuries from happening in the first place, we try hard to mitigate some of your suffering afterward. We know you are in pain. We know you are worried about paying bills. We know you are scared about what will happen to your family when you must miss work because you have lost some function, need physical or occupational therapy, or need to attend medical appointments.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we can help no matter what stage of the workers’ compensation process you are at. We can:
- Help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim
- Help you fill out all relevant forms and paperwork
- Ensure you file your paperwork properly, including in the right location and on time
- Investigate if your compensation is delayed
- Negotiate with insurance if the compensation you are offered is too small
- Negotiate with insurance if your claim is denied
With our help, you have the best chance of receiving the full amount of financial compensation you need to cover your bills while you are away from work after an accident.
Why won’t my medical insurance cover my workplace injury medical bills?
It is important to understand that workers’ compensation plans and medical insurance plans are totally different insurance policies. Workers’ compensation, unlike medical insurance, is specifically designed to cover workplace injuries. In fact, medical insurance policies sometimes explicitly specify that they will not cover those types of injuries. They expect your employer to cover expenses related to those injuries. That makes it especially critical that you consult with a lawyer if your employer fights you regarding receiving workers’ compensation. That might be the only way you get your bills covered.
How long do I have to file my claim?
In Iowa, you have two years from the date of your accident to file for workers’ compensation. This statute of limitations is strictly enforced, so do not delay in contacting legal support.
What if I cannot work again?
If you are unable to return to work after your workplace accident, it is possible that you could become eligible to receive disability benefits. Contact a lawyer to determine what steps you should take if you believe you need disability benefits.
Set Up Your Free Case Consultation
If you suffered bruises, cuts, lacerations, or contusions during the course of your work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Do not gamble on your financial wellbeing by trying to handle your claim yourself. Contact the workplace injury lawyers from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 today, and we will evaluate your case for free.