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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

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

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 people’s 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