Workplace Neck, Back & Shoulder Injury Claims
Not all workplace injuries occur with a crack on the head or the snap of a bone. Many types of work-related disabilities occur to soft tissues over time. One pull of a lever or a shove of a heavy box can throw out your back or shoulder. However, 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.
Our 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 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.
If you are suffering from a neck, back or shoulder injury that you believe is related to your work, you are entitled to apply for healing period benefits while you are temporarily out of work recovering from your disability.
You face an uphill battle. Joint, ligament and tendon pain can be difficult to prove, but you know how much your injury hurts. Don't count on your employer's workers' compensation insurance company to take your word for it — their attorneys only have the company's best interests in mind.
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 that 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.
Help With Third-Party Injury Lawsuits
Suing your employer for negligence when you accept workers' compensation benefits is normally not an option. 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.
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.