Des Moines Strains and Sprains Workplace Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has suffered a strain or sprain injury while on the job, then you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Strains and sprains are soft tissue injuries. They are often caused by sudden trauma to a certain area, and in severe cases they can require surgery or physical therapy. They might require an MRI for proper diagnosis. These injuries can be very expensive, and may require victims to miss days or weeks of work.
Employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees who are injured while on the job. If you sustained your sprain or strain while working, regardless of how exactly it occurred, you should be able to recover compensation to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages. However, correctly filing workers’ compensation forms and making sure that you are offered the amount of money you deserve can be difficult.
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has been representing injured workers in Des Moines for years. We can ensure that you fill out and file your forms correctly, and fight back against employers who try to minimize or deny your claim. Contact us today at (515) 225-2600 to schedule your free consultation.
Do I Really Need a Workplace Injury Lawyer?
Workplace injuries are unique. If someone is injured while working, not only is the company’s insurance company supposed to compensate their workers for medical bills and time lost from work, but also, regular medical insurance will sometimes deny any associated claim. That means that an accident or injury that would ordinarily be covered under your employee health plan or under your spouse’s insurance could be considered a special circumstance. Some plans specify in the policy that they will not cover workers’ compensation claims, so it is essential that your workers’ compensation claim is successful.
That makes it particularly important for you to hire a workplace injury lawyer. If your place of employment and their insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim and, at the same time, your medical insurance won’t cover you because they don’t believe they have to, then you get stuck with all the bills. A lawyer can help you fill out all the documentation required for your claim and ensure you file it properly to avoid any mistakes that could delay your compensation. In the event that your employer’s insurance offers you a lowball settlement or even denies your claim, your lawyer will be invaluable in fighting back to get you every cent you need and deserve.
The Difference LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Makes for our Clients
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has received award after award for our work over the years. From the moment our clients meet with us during their free case evaluation, through the legal process, to the culmination of their case, they know that they are represented well.
We have been named by US News & World Report as a Best Law Firm for Personal Injury Litigation. The National Trial Lawyers has named us in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 40 Under 40. We have also received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, among other acknowledgments of our advocacy for the clients we care so much about. Experience, talent, and results should be considered when selecting the right law firm for your case.
There are many lawyers to choose from, and we are grateful that clients continue to choose our experienced lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C.. We represent injured people, not insurance companies, which is why we have been able to recover millions of dollars for our past clients. We are standing by to do the same for you.
Strains and Sprains Workplace Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
Whether you slipped in your workplace, lifted something in an awkward manner, or tripped on equipment or office furniture, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we handle a wide array of workers’ compensation cases. From contusions to broken bones, workers can suffer life-changing injuries while performing their job.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, strains, sprains, and tears account for the primary medical reason workers must be away from work. Though they may seem like minor injuries, the following problems can send workers’ to the hospital and prevent them from working for weeks at a time:
- Ankle Sprains
- Knee Sprains
- Thumb and Finger Sprains
- Wrist Sprains
- Back Strains
- Hamstring Strains
- Other Acute or Chronic Work-Related Strains
Iowa’s workers’ compensation laws mandate that employers pay medical expenses associated with injuries that occur while on the job. You could be entitled to disability benefits, Vocational Rehab benefits, and others. It is vital that you seek legal advice as soon as possible because there are two-year and three-year statutes of limitations that apply. Our lawyers can ensure you receive financial compensation to stay afloat while you recover.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I win, and will I receive workers compensation benefits?
We certainly want you to. To answer these questions, we must meet with you for a free consultation to help determine a few things. First, we will need to understand the circumstances surrounding your injuries. Are they, in fact, work-related injuries? What is the severity of those injuries? How long will you need to be away from work? What kind of medical treatment is required? The answers to these and other questions will help us figure out the best path forward. If we decide to take your case, we will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Will the process take a long time?
It could. Depending upon the insurance company we need to deal with, the type of workplace injury, and other factors, your case could be resolved quickly, or it could take some time. If your claim is approved immediately, your case may be very short. If for any reason your claim is minimized or denied, your case will likely take longer.
If you were injured while on the job, you are legally entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Please call our workplace injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. right away, so we can evaluate your strain or sprain workplace injury case for free. You can reach us at (515) 225-2600.