A construction site has many hazards that can endanger the health of workers. There are power tools, heavy equipment and construction vehicles in use. Materials such as brick, concrete and steel beams are being transported and set in place. Workers are high above ground on scaffolding and ladders. An accident can happen quickly.
Types of accidents that occur at construction sites include:
Work injuries suffered in construction accidents can be very serious. Examples include broken bones, burns and injuries to the shoulders, legs, knees or back. Some accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury. Recovery can take months or longer. The injuries may leave a worker temporarily - or in some cases, permanently - unable to work.
The medical expenses following a construction accident can become overwhelming very quickly. An injured worker may need diagnostic testing such as X-rays and MRIs. Treatment may involve surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. A worker may also require home medical equipment and home health care assistance.
Experienced, aggressive, and determined representation
The workers' compensation system in Iowa is supposed to cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for worker injuries. In addition, workers are eligible to receive partial wages during the time they cannot return to the workplace. Sounds great, right?
Here's how it really works. Employers and insurance companies have an advantage under the workers' compensation system. And they use their advantage to keep payments to workers as low as possible. Company doctors look out for the employer's interests, not yours. Insurance companies challenge your claim and the need for certain types of treatment.
That's why you need an experienced and aggressive workers' compensation attorney in your corner. Iowa attorney Paul McAndrew has been helping injured workers and their families for decades. He knows the workers' compensation laws and how to successfully navigate a claim through the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation.
Dedicated to delivering real results
Paul is not interested in playing nice with insurance companies to get them to throw in a few more benefits for a quick settlement. His goal is to get you the full amount of workers' compensation benefits your injury or illness qualifies for, and nothing less. And he is prepared to fight for you all the way to court, where he has helped many clients get the benefits they need and deserve.
He also is focused on making sure you get the medical treatment you need. If the company doctor is not treating you properly, he will petition to get you a new doctor. If the doctor underestimates the extent of your injury, he will get a second opinion. And he will challenge any attempts by the insurance company to get you to return to work before you have fully recovered.
For a free consultation, call our office at 319-887-1690. Learn more about we can help you with your workers' compensation claim.