Employer Responsibilities

Employer Responsibilities

Workers’ Compensation Claims in Des Moines

After you have been injured in the workplace or on the job, it is essential that you seek legal advice right away. You and your family depend on your wages; when you are injured, your income may stop and your medical bills may start to add up. Your employer is responsible for facilitating your workers’ compensation benefits following an injury.

At King Law, PLLC, Des Moines workers' compensation lawyer Mark King helps clients understand their rights and provides guidance throughout every step of the process. Your employer and their insurance company know the law—so should you. Continue reading to learn more about your employer’s responsibilities in relation to filing a workers’ compensation claim in Iowa, or reach out directly to speak to Attorney King during a free and confidential consultation.

Contact King Law, PLLC online or call (515) 585-3245 today.

What Responsibilities Does My Employer Have?

In the state of Iowa, all employers with at least one employee must have workers’ compensation insurance. While some workers are exempt from coverage, these exceptions are rare. In most cases, if you are designated as an employee—whether part-time, full-time, or seasonal—you are covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation liability insurance.

Whether you have a wear-and-tear injury from repetitive trauma to your body due to your work-related duties or history of employment, or if you suffer a traumatic injury in the workplace, your employer should help you get the medical care you need without delay. However, this may not always be the case.

Your employer and their insurer have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring you receive the proper medical treatment
  • Filing an accident report, the First Report of Injury form
  • Providing wage information to insurer
  • Providing you with a dependency allowance
  • Paying your medical bills for all your injuries
  • Paying for your mileage reimbursement or travel for medical care
  • Paying weekly benefits if you have temporary disability
  • Paying weekly benefits if you have permanent disability

If your employer disputes your injuries, illness, or condition, or if your workers’ compensation claim is delayed or denied, contact a Des Moines workers’ compensation attorney right away. You have the option of fighting back.

For a free consultation, call Des Moines workers' compensation lawyer Mark King now at (515) 585-3245.

Level the Playing Field

If you would like help with your workers' compensation claim, whether you are filing for the first time or wish to appeal a denied claim, turn to King Law, PLLC. Attorney King has more than two decades of legal experience, including past experience in employer and insurance company defense. He can provide you with the representation you need and is ready to work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are owed.
He recognizes how overwhelming it can be to organize your documents, understand unknown terminology and file a claim on your own, especially if you have to deal with a petition or lawsuit. Instead of handling these things on your own—and risking a mistake that could cost you your right to receive benefits—allow King Law, PLLC to guide you through the process.
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If you or a loved one have endured an injury, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Des Moines injury attorney today.

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