Maintenance and custodial work focuses on keeping buildings running and keeping them clean. The work often involves working with machines, using ladders, operating cleaning equipment and heavy lifting. Accidents can occur from slip-and-falls, falling from heights, overexertion and other factors.
An aggressive advocate for your rights
Workers can suffer injuries to the head, neck, back, shoulders, knees and legs. These injuries require medical treatment and workers may be left unable to return to work for some time. The workers’ compensation system in Iowa is supposed to cover the cost of necessary medical treatment and provide partial wages to help them get by during this difficult period.
But injured workers often aren’t treated fairly. Employers get to choose doctors to treat employee injuries. Insurance companies challenge the extent of the injury or the need for certain treatment. They may even take the position that an injured worker is ready to return to work, even though the worker is still recovering.
Attorney Paul McAndrew knows the tactics they use, and he does not put up with them. He gathers evidence to build a strong case for benefits that can’t be ignored. If the insurance company challenges your claim, he fights back. If the doctor is not providing adequate care, he petitions to get you a new doctor.
Focused on results that matter
Paul is not interested in playing nice with insurance adjusters to try to reach a quick settlement that gives you a little more money than what they were offering. He is only interested in resolving your claim in a way that gets you the benefits you need and deserve. And he is willing to fight to get you those benefits, at all hearings and appeals, and at all court proceedings.
If you were injured at the workplace at your maintenance or custodial job, talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to learn more about your rights. For a free consultation, call us at 319-887-1690.