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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 if you get injured …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

The Importance of Mental Health for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: February 3rd, 2022

If you’ve been injured on the job, unable to work, and/or in pain, you may be feeling depressed, anxious, or both. It’s understandable—your mental health is connected to your physical health, and many peoples’ identities are tied to their work. …Read More

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