Individuals injured on the job in Iowa and Nebraska have rights to certain benefits as a result of those injuries including benefits for medical care, wage replacement, permanent disabilities and loss of earning capacity. Insurance carriers have attorneys to assist them in handling the claims in order to minimize what is paid in benefits. In many cases, the injured parties may have entitlement to significantly more benefits than what the insurance carriers may indicate is their legal responsibility. An experienced workers' compensation attorney will be able to advise you concerning the value of your claim and steps which can be taken to enhance the value of your claim such as obtaining additional medical and vocational evaluations. They can also assist you in obtaining these evaluations, in negotiating a fair settlement and in presenting your case at hearing. In order to protect your rights, you need to have an attorney who will work for you to get the benefits to which you are entitled. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can also assist you in entering into a form of settlement agreement which will be best suited to your case and in assisting you with situations where your injuries may entitle you to compensation from another party or to Social Security disability benefits.
Bryan Arneson has over 30 years experience in handling these claims before the Workers' Compensation Commissioner and has given numerous presentations to lawyer groups in connection with workers' compensation claims. Scott Hindman has over 12 years experience in handling workers' compensation claims. They can advise you and represent your interests in dealing with the insurance carrier and in the Workers' Compensation Court.
Contact Bryan Arneson or Scott Hindman to schedule a free one-half hour consultation.