Schott Mauss & Associates, PLLC
Helping Iowans Who Are Injured And Disabled Obtain The Benefit They Deserve

Initial workers' compensation claims require diligence

No profession in Iowa is safe from workplace dangers. Some jobs, of course, pose more threats than others, but even those who normally work behind a desk can end up suffering on-the-job injuries. The harm caused in a workplace accident can run the spectrum of severity, too. Some individuals are able to return to work quickly, thereby incurring minimal losses. Others, though, face harm that is debilitating or fatal. Regardless of the circumstances, workers' compensation benefits may be available to help these individuals secure the financial resources they need to acquire appropriate medical treatment and recoup their lost wages.

Most people who are injured on the job need compensation quickly. They oftentimes are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and sudden unexpected medical bills can upend their financial stability. Unfortunately, initial workers' compensation benefits are sometimes denied. There are a number of reasons why a claim may be denied, including insufficient evidence demonstrating that the injuries in questions were caused or exacerbated while performing one's job duties.

This is why it is critical to not rush through the workers' compensation process. The attorneys at Schott Mauss & Associates know the importance of building a solid legal argument in the early stages of a workers' compensation claim. This means that, if the worker's claim is approved, injured workers can secure the money they need in a quicker fashion. To do so, our legal team diligently gathers pertinent records and witnesses in order to present legal arguments that are supported by the law.

Of course, sometimes even thoroughly prepared claims are initially denied. This doesn't mean that the fight for compensation is over. Our firm is dedicated to helping injured workers pursue the compensation they deserve throughout the appeals process, if necessary. To learn more about the workers' compensation process, as well as third party claims that can be pursued in conjunction with workers' compensation claims, please continue to browse our website.

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