A lifting injury can occur from lifting a heavy object one time, or from repeated lifting over a long period. Types of injuries include muscle sprains or strains, slipped or herniated discs in the back, nerve damage or a spinal fracture. Repeated lifting can also lead to conditions such as arthritis and damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Fighting for injured workers
The workers' compensation system is Iowa is set up to help injured workers, including those with a lifting injury. Injured workers are eligible to receive benefits that include the cost of all necessary medical treatment, as well as partial lost wages during the time they are unable to work because of their injury.
But the system favors employers and insurance companies, and injured workers are routinely cheated out of the benefits they should receive. That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney in your corner. One who knows how to build a strong case that gets results.
Attorney Paul McAndrew has been helping workers with lifting injuries for decades. He helps injured workers navigate the complicated claims process to get them the benefits they deserve. Paul is not interested in playing nice with the insurance adjusters to get a quick settlement. He is only interested in a resolution of your claim that meets your needs.
Employers and insurance companies may challenge the extent of your injury and even deny certain treatment you need. They may also insist you are ready to go back to work when you are not fully recovered. Paul provides aggressive representation at all hearings and appeals in front of the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation. And he is always ready to fight for you in court.
Learn more about how our firm can help you. Call 319-887-1690 to schedule a free consultation. Paul will explain your options and answer all of your questions.