Under Iowa workers’ compensation law, different types of injuries are eligible for different amounts of compensation. The statutes identify two main types of injuries — scheduled member injuries and industrial disability:
- A scheduled injury is a partial disability to a single body part, such as an arm or leg, and a person’s compensation is determined using a formula and awarded based on the severity of the injury.
- An industrial disability is a permanent disability to the neck, shoulders, back or hips.
Individuals with industrial disabilities may be eligible for permanent total disability (PTD) awards. These awards can provide the injured person with significant amounts of compensation. Consequently, insurance companies will often go to great lengths to minimize these benefits. These issues can be very confusing to someone who does not fully understand the process. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can be instrumental in helping you recover all available benefits.
Taking Action In Challenging Workers’ Compensation Claims
I am attorney Gregory Skinner. At my Ankeny firm — Skinner Law Firm — I represent individuals throughout Central Iowa who have sustained serious injuries, such as bilateral injuries (an injury involving the loss of use to two limbs) or brain injuries in the workplace. In every case, I make a comprehensive investigation in order to determine whether my client qualifies for permanent total disability benefits. If necessary, I will supplement your case with the review and testimony of experienced medical professionals. I have more than 25 years of experience representing injured people in workers’ compensation claims, and I am ready to make the strongest possible claim on your behalf.
Contact An Experienced Des Moines Serious Injury Lawyer
If you suffered a serious permanent injury, I can help ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Learn more about the counsel an experienced attorney can provide by scheduling your free consultation online or by calling 515-964-3121.