Back, Shoulder, Hip & Knee Injury Compensation in Des Moines, IA

Not all workplace injuries occur with the crack on the head or the snap of a bone. Many types of work-related disabilities occur to soft tissues over time. Sure, it may have been one pull of a lever or shove of a heavy box that threw out your back or shoulder, but it is likely that repetitive motion over years of heavy pushing, pulling, turning and lifting built up until your muscles, joint or tendon just couldn't take it anymore.

If you are suffering from a back, shoulder, hip or knee injury that you believe is related to your work in Iowa, you are entitled to apply for healing period benefits while you are temporarily out of work recovering from your disability. But just because you know how much your injury hurts, don't count on your employer's workers' compensation insurance company to take your word for it. Joint, ligament and tendon pain are frequently difficult to prove. Unless you come prepared with the right evidence, you face an uphill battle.

Back injuries cause the most worry among insurance companies.
Insurance companies know that back injuries can result in lifelong medical problems. They will do what they can to steer you away from a full settlement. Don't let their workers' comp doctor tell you, you have sore back muscles when you know it could be something more serious, like a herniated disk. If you don't trust what the doctor is telling you, talk to us.

Our West Des Moines Attorneys Truly Know Workers' Compensation Law

No matter where you live or work in Iowa, you can turn to the Iowa workers' compensation attorneys of Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P., for help. We are a law firm that practices exclusively in the area of workers' compensation and personal injury litigation. Our partners each offer more than 35 years of hands-on workers' comp claims experience. We have an excellent record of results helping thousands of injured workers from all over the state.

What Is A Third-Party Injury Lawsuit?

You are normally not allowed to sue your employer for negligence when you accept workers' compensation benefits. However, the party or parties who acted negligently and caused your accident and injuries may be held liable for additional money damages. Third-party lawsuits can be filed against the property owner, the manufacturer of a defective product and other workers or subcontractors who acted in a negligent manner. Turn to us for help.

Free Consultation · No Fees If You Don't Receive Monetary Benefits

Call our office in West Des Moines, Iowa at 515-224-4400 or contact us by email to ask us your questions. You will find us friendly, easy to work with and fully dedicated to helping you get the benefits you deserve.