Pay Attention To Depression

Posted on: October 10th, 2014

Many of the injured workers we represent at Wertz Law Firm experience significant work injuries. Many of these injuries result in surgeries, lengthy times missing work, permanent restrictions, and chronic pain. At times the seriousness of the work injury results …Read More

Why You Should Consult With A Workers’ Comp Specialist

Posted on: September 10th, 2014

If you have been injured at work, consider consulting with an attorney at Wertz Law, as they are workers’ compensation specialists. Consulting with a workers’ compensation specialist becomes more important if the claim is being denied or if the injury …Read More

Injured At Work — What Kind Of Medical Care Is Available?

Posted on: August 10th, 2014

If an injured worker has an accepted work injury and has been paid benefits through workers’ compensation for time off work (temporary total disability benefits; temporary partial disability benefits; healing period benefits; or permanent partial disability benefits), the injured worker …Read More

Consequences of Depression

Posted on: July 10th, 2014

Depression can be a very significant factor in a workers’ compensation claim. When a work injury results in permanent impairment, where a doctor has provided a rating, there may be a consequence of chronic pain, loss of ability to perform …Read More

Why is it so important to make sure the weekly workers’ compensation rate you are being paid is correct?

Posted on: June 10th, 2014

According to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation statutes, there are many ways to calculate an injured worker’s weekly amount of compensation. It depends on how you are being paid. It depends on whether you are being paid by the hour, weekly, …Read More

How to Calculate your Weekly Workers’ Compensation Benefit

Posted on: January 27th, 2014

When an injured worker misses work due to their injury, they are entitled to payment of benefits. During a period of healing for an injury, these benefits are commonly referred to as temporary total disability benefits (TTD). If the injured …Read More

Why Are My Weekly Workers’ Compensation Checks So Small?

Posted on: October 8th, 2012

Generally, the weekly rate of compensation is expected to be approximately 80 percent of your “average weekly spendable earnings.”  Your spendable earnings are actually representative of your gross weekly earnings, having your payroll taxes taken out.  This is because your …Read More

Do I Have to Return to Work When I am Still Injured?

Posted on: October 8th, 2012

Under Iowa law, the employer and their insurance company select your doctor for your injury.  While some of those doctors treat workers well, many will error in the company’s favor.  The company doctor is frequently pressured by the employer, insurance …Read More

Does Social Security Disability Impact My Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on: October 8th, 2012

Social security is not just a system that provides benefits for people who have voluntarily stopped working after reaching the required age, but also provides benefits to people who have medical conditions that no longer allow them to work.  Whether …Read More

What If Company Doctor Gives a Very Low Disability / Impairment Rating?

Posted on: October 8th, 2012

Under Iowa law, the employer and their insurance carrier have the right to select which doctors you will see during the course of care for your work-related injuries.  However, if the employer’s chosen physician provides a disability/impairment rating that you …Read More