Although every case is slightly different, it is important that you understand what to expect out of the workers' compensation process. Des Moines workers' compensation attorney Mark King from King Law, PLLC can meet with you to discuss your particular expectation, your rights, and all of your legal options.
If your employer accepts the claim, there can be a significant amount of paperwork and steps which need to be taken. This includes filling out a report of injury, obtaining opinions from your doctor, and more. Your employer and the work comp insurance company have a duty to investigate your claim. They have a duty to provide reasonable medical care and investigate your maximum medical improvement (MMI). You have a right to an independent medical examination by a doctor of your own choosing under Iowa Code section 85.39.
However, if your claim is denied, you will have a period of time to file a petition with the help of Des Moines workers' compensation attorney Mark King. Petitions for workers' compensation are typically assigned to a specific judge, who will hold a hearing. The hearing will give you and your employer an opportunity to make a case for yourself, before they render a decision. It is essential that you have strong representation on your side, which the team at King Law, PLLC can provide.
Request a complimentary consultation by calling the office at (515) 619-6815. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay until King Law, PLLC recovers for you.