- Heavy lifting
- Machinery accident
- Falling from a height
- Slip-and-fall accident
- Being struck by an object
- Repeating the same tasks over long periods of time.
Injuries can occur suddenly, or gradually over a period of months or even years. Workers can suffer a wide range of work injuries - including injuries to the head, neck, back, shoulders, knees, legs and feet. Types of injuries can include muscle sprains and strains, broken bones, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries. Treatment may involve surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication.
The workers' compensation system in Iowa is supposed to cover the cost of medical treatment for injured workers and provide them with partial wages while they are unable to work. But the reality is employers and insurance companies have the advantage. And they consistently try to pay injured workers as little as possible.
Helping working families
Attorney Paul McAndrew knows how a workplace injury can affect manufacturing plant workers and their families. There is less money coming in and it becomes harder to make ends meet. Some families struggle to hold onto their homes and their quality of life.
That's why he has dedicated his practice to helping injured workers get the workers' compensation benefits they need and deserve. He knows how to build a strong case for benefits that gets attention at the Division of Iowa Workers' Compensation. He has also won benefits on behalf of clients in court.
Some attorneys go for a quick settlement with the insurance company. But that doesn't help most injured workers. Paul McAndrew is only interested in a resolution of your claim that meets your needs - one that gives you the medical care you require and the partial wages you deserve to help you get by while you recover.
If you were injured in a manufacturing plant accident, learn more about your right to workers' compensation. Call 319-887-1690 for a free consultation. We can go over your options and answer any questions you have. There's no obligation.