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Workers’ Comp and Extreme Weather Conditions: Weather-Related Injuries

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

Iowa is no stranger to extreme weather conditions. In the past decade alone, Iowans have seen it all—tornados, hail, ice storms, blizzards, flash floods, derechos, etc. Extreme heat, cold, and storms can lead to weather-related injuries on the job, and …Read More

Work Comp Q&A: Is Employer Retaliation a Risk?

Posted on: December 6th, 2022

In our experience as work comp attorneys, we know that injured workers don’t always know and understand their rights when they become injured. We have found that many clients worry about whether their employer can retaliate against them if they …Read More

Work Comp Q&A: Do I Get Work Comp If It’s My Fault?

Posted on: November 4th, 2022

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Wertz Law Firm related to Iowa Workers’ Compensation Law is this: What if the work accident is my fault? Do I still get work comp payments? The simple answer is …Read More

Work Comp and Auto Accidents

Posted on: October 5th, 2022

Do you travel frequently for work or run errands for your employer? Have you driven to an event that your employer required you to attend? In all of these situations, an auto accident that causes injury is considered a Workers’ …Read More

Four Steps to Take After a Work Injury

Posted on: September 7th, 2022

Whether you hurt your back or dropped something on your foot at work, if you believe you have been injured on the job, there are four steps you should take. Report Your Injury Begin Documenting Everything Know Your Work Comp …Read More

COVID-19 Work Comp Claims

Posted on: July 18th, 2022

Did you contract COVID-19 through work? Did you have lasting effects from COVID or medical bills from getting treated or during a hospital stay for the virus? Even if your employer insists that you couldn’t have gotten coronavirus at work, …Read More

Am I at Risk for Injury by Toxic Fumes?

Posted on: July 8th, 2022

Chemicals and particles are in the air everywhere, from home garages and gardens to machine shops and construction sites. Workers in manufacturing, building, automotive, janitorial, and agriculture—even in food production—may be at risk for exposure to toxic chemicals. Sometimes, chemicals …Read More

Work Comp Q&A: My Employment Ended. Can I Still File a Work Comp Claim?

Posted on: June 20th, 2022

The Iowa Workers’ Compensation law was created for people who get injured while working for an employer. So, if you were employed by or working for a company when the injury happened, you can file a claim for Work Comp …Read More

Work Comp Q&A: Reporting a Work Injury Within 90 Days

Posted on: March 31st, 2022

Whether you work in an office, warehouse, manufacturer, or other industry, you should be aware that on-the-job injuries can happen. No matter where you are employed, it is important that you know your rights and responsibilities in case of an …Read More

What Benefits are Available Through Workers’ Comp?

Posted on: March 4th, 2022

If you’ve been injured at work or know someone who has sustained a work-related injury, it’s important that you know about the benefits available under Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation law. The following is an overview of the benefits available.  Work Comp …Read More