Details of Iowa Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation benefits can provide a real financial lifeline to the family of an injured worker in the aftermath of a work-related injury or illness. This is something that many employees depend upon even though they may not have a full understanding of how those benefits are determined and to what purposes they may be allocated. Unscrupulous insurance companies may attempt to deny your claim or to grant workers substandard benefits because they wish to take advantage of this widespread lack of familiarity. By learning at least the fundamental details of your legal rights you can prevent that.
If you have been hurt on the job and have had your claim rejected by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer, we can help. Contact a Des Moines workers’ compensation attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 for the experienced and skilled legal counsel that you deserve.
The most important thing for workers to understand about the benefits available to them under the state-mandated workers’ compensation scheme is the nature of the disbursals and the purposes to which they may be applied. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis but there are certain limitations and minimums that are imposed across the board. The following are some of the provisions of Iowa’s laws on the matter:
- All “reasonable and necessary medical care” that is required to treat the illness or injury is to be covered.
- Transportation expenses to receive such medical care may be compensated at 58.5 cents per mile traveled
- Lost wages due to shifts missed for treatment may be compensable
The most important thing for your family is that you have access to the medical care that you need after a workplace accident, and the law is on your side. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.