Workers’ Compensations & Benefits in Iowa
If you are an employee in the Mason City, Iowa, area searching for a workers’ compensation lawyer, The Law Offices of Timothy Lapointe is here to help. We understand the workers’ compensation process and can help you with denials, modified job offers, disability benefits, and more! Tim Lapointe provides representation in cases involving employee claims of work-related injuries disputed by an employer or insurer and possible violations of Code Section 85 of state workers’ compensation law.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your claim!
Expert Legal Representation:
Attorney Tim Lapointe provides assistance with…
• Shoulder Injuries
• Workers’ Compensation Death Claims
• Selected Scheduled Member Injuries and Second Injury Fund Claims
• Back, Joint and Spinal Cord Injuries
• Repetitive Motion and Stress Injuries
• Heart Attack and Stroke
• Psychiatric and Psychological Injuries
• Industrial disabilities and injuries to the “body as a whole.”
Denial of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your claim for workers’ compensation benefits is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. However, the appeals process can be complex, and it is often helpful to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Handling Modified Job Offers
After you’ve been injured on the job, you may be offered a modified job by your employer. This means they have a position available for you, but it comes with some changes. For example, the job may be limited to certain hours, duties, or at a different location.
That being said, before accepting a modified job offer, it’s important to consult with a lawyer or attorney. We will review the offer to ensure that it’s fair and in line with what you’re entitled to under the law. In some cases, an injured worker may be able to file a claim if they feel that the modified job is not suitable for their needs. For example, in the instance that the job does not pay enough to cover living expenses.
Disability Benefits & Workers’ Compensation
When a worker is injured on the job, they are often entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
There are two main types of disability benefits available to workers in the United States: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Workers may be eligible for one or both of these programs, depending on their specific situation. However, a worker must first file a claim with the Social Security Administration to apply for either program.
Both programs have strict eligibility requirements and rules about how long an employee can receive benefits. As a result, it is essential to speak with a lawyer or attorney if you are considering filing a claim. We will be able to review your case and determine which type of benefits you may be eligible for.
Our Legal Services Include
Neck and Head Injuries
Shoulder and Joint Injuries
Fatal injuries Leading to Wrongful Death
Permanent Total Disability Claims