Why Workers’ Compensation?
The battle for workers’ rights and improved workplace safety has certainly receded from the public’s view when compared to the dramatic pushes by labor interests in the early 20th century. But that does not mean that those efforts have ceased, nor does it mean that they have become unnecessary. Even today, under the watchful eye of agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, many work environments remain littered with both obvious and hidden hazards. To help protect workers’ financially if they are hurt or unable to work due to a workplace injury or illness, worker’s compensation benefits have been made available to nearly all Iowa workers.
If you have suffered a workplace injury and would like assistance with filing a claim or overcoming an insurer’s objections, we can help. Contact a Des Moines worker’s compensation lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to speak with an experienced and skilled attorney who understands how important your wages are to your family.
The Draw of Benefits
Except in cases of extreme negligence, the law is crafted in such a way that employees do not have the right to sue their employer for workplace injuries or illnesses. As a trade-off for this surrendered means of pursuing compensation, the workers’ compensation system was put into place. Under workers’ compensation, there is no consideration given to which party may have been at fault for injuries sustained. Also, benefits are typically payable much sooner than any monetary awards would be available through litigation, though they may be of a lesser dollar amount. Workers’ compensation benefits may cover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
The Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are firmly committed to helping Iowa workers bear the effects of a workplace injury. Contact us today at 877-327-2600.