A workplace injury which involves multiple body parts can be factually and legally complex. We can help.
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.
For example, we have successfully represented workers 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.
Another example? If you injure your foot or knee, 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.
Multiple Workplace Injury Compensation
These types of cases are factually and legally very complex. 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 for attorney assistance obtaining appropriate medical care and addressing your legal issues, it may be too late to pursue these very important benefits.
The attorneys at Wertz & Dake are ready to represent you and obtain all of the workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled under Iowa law.
Do you have multiple workplace injuries?
Contact Wertz & Dake today for a free case evaluation at 319-861-3001.