You Can Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Multiple Related Injuries
If you have injured more than one part of your body during the same workplace accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation for the entire resulting disability. This is also true if your original injury causes a later injury.
As you can imagine, a workplace injury that involves multiple body parts can be factually and legally complex. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consult a skilled attorney like ours at Wertz Law Firm, P.C.. Our lawyers bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience to each case and client. They are ready to represent you and obtain all of the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled under Iowa law.
Examples Of Multiple-Injury Claims
We successfully represented a worker who originally injured their left shoulder, which required them to use their right shoulder almost exclusively. Due to this overuse, the worker’s right shoulder then became painful and resulted in a permanent injury. This type of overuse can make the right shoulder a compensable injury.
As another example, consider a foot or knee injury. After being injured, you may develop a limp which causes hip or back complaints. These related injuries can then be treated as a whole-body injury, resulting in additional compensation.
Insurance companies frequently under-compensate workplace injury claims involving multiple areas of the body. Therefore, it’s important you consult an attorney experienced in the workers’ compensation system early on in the process. If you wait too long to obtain appropriate medical care or to hire an attorney, it may be too late to pursue these very important benefits.
Don’t Wait To Seek Legal Help – Reach Out Today
With an office in Cedar Rapids, Wertz Law Firm, P.C., serves injured workers throughout Iowa. If you’d like to learn more about your legal options, we invite you to contact us to request a free initial consultation. Just call 319-774-2687 or submit an online contact form.