Time Limits on Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation insurance exists to provide injured workers with financial benefits for work-related injuries. These benefits are available to virtually all of Iowa’s workers and are not dependent upon the demonstration of an employer or co-worker’s fault. Nor does one have to prove that he or she did not facilitate a harmful accident. This can greatly ease the process of seeking the benefits that you are due, but it is important that you act in a timely manner because the failure to do so can irrevocably terminate your access to benefits.
The Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., have the experience necessary to help you avoid the pitfalls of missed deadlines. You need to recover and your family needs the financial assistance that those benefits provide. Contact us at 877-327-2600 to gain the committed and skilled legal representation that you need.
Workers’ Comp Days and Deadlines
There are many different steps of the workers’ compensation filing process that require specific action before a legislatively specified amount of time has elapsed. As you are coping with the effects of your occupational illness or injury, you should not have to juggle the additional stress of monitoring those milestones. That is where having an attorney on your side can make all the difference.
Some of the most significant workers’ compensation deadlines are:
- 90 days – your employer must be made aware of your work-related illness or injury
- 4 days after notice – your employer must report your injury to the appropriate authority
- 2 years – if no benefits are paid and no arbitration is sought, benefits may lapse
- 3 years after last payment – any further benefits being pursued or other actions must be completed
Our team of skilled attorneys can provide the experienced legal representation you need when you or a loved one has been the victim of an on the job injury. Contact a Des Moines workplace accident attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.