Workers can be injured in many different ways - lifting injuries, explosions, slip-and-fall accidents, being struck by a heavy object or falls from heights. They can suffer serious injuries to the head, neck, back, legs or knees. Other types of injuries due to accidents include burns, internal injuries and electric shock.
The state workers' compensation system is designed to pay the costs of reasonable and necessary medical treatment for injured workers. But the reality is employers and insurance companies have an advantage, and they typically try to pay injured workers as little as possible. In the meantime, injured workers and their families struggle to get by during this difficult time.
Fighting for the rights of injured workers
It's not a fair system, which is why attorney Paul McAndrew dedicated his practice to helping injured workers hurt in on-the-job accidents. He has a thorough understanding of workers' compensation laws and how the claims process works. Whether through negotiation, hearings and appeals before the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation or court proceedings, he gets results for clients.
The easy thing for Paul to do would be to play nice with insurance adjusters to work out a settlement that gives you a little more money. But that wouldn't help you much, and you could still be left with the bills for certain medical expenses. He focuses on getting you the full amount of benefits you need and deserve, nothing less.
If the doctor chosen by your employer is giving you inadequate care, Paul will petition to get you a new doctor. If the doctor falsely claims your injury doesn't impair you much, Paul will fight to get you a second opinion. If the insurance company says you are healthy enough to return to work even though you are still recovering, Paul will fight their efforts.
You need an experienced and aggressive workers' compensation attorney on your side if you were hurt in a workplace accident. Call 319-887-1690 today to schedule a free consultation.