A client of mine named Jim, was a hard working truck driver and father of two children. While he was driving his employer's tractor-trailer, he was involved in an accident causing him to sustain two broken bones in his back. He was immediately transported to the nearest trauma center where he spent the next several days. Doctors told Jim that he was lucky that he was not paralyzed and a few days later he was released from the hospital and told to follow-up with his family doctor. Jim notified his employer of the accident and the insurance company called him to take a statement. Jim told the insurance adjustor exactly what happened and a few days later he received a letter stating that they were denying his claim and not paying his lost wages or medical expenses.
Thankfully for Jim, he found my webpage on the internet and requested my Iowa Workers' Compensation book. I sent him my work injury book along with a DVD where I was videotaped discussing the Iowa's workers' compensation system. Jim was desperate when he came to my office as he was not receiving any benefits or income. I explained to Jim that he was covered under Iowa's workers' compensation system and that he should be receiving weekly benefits.
Once I intervened in the case, the insurance company decided that Jim's claim was legitimate and began paying him for his back pay owed. After missing several months of work, Jim made a satisfactory recovery. However, he was not able to go back to driving a truck which is all he had ever done. While the case was pending he applied for and qualified for Social Security disability benefits. We were set to have a trial in this case, but one week prior to trial I was able to obtain a "just" settlement for Jim so he can move on with his life.
Iowans' hurt at work often do not know what their basic rights are so if you, a loved one, a friend or co-worker have been hurt claim your copy of my book entitled “Iowa Workers’ Compensation- An Insider’s Guide to Work Injuries” at no risk, cost or obligation. My book includes the Iowa Injured Workers Bill of Rights to help make sure injured workers are treated fairly and not ripped off by the insurance company. Why offer a Free Book? Because I have represented hundreds of Iowans hurt at work and have seen too many clients make mistakes before they had the “right” information resulting in them losing thousands of dollars. Finally, you can learn about work injuries in the comfort of your own home with no risk or obligation. However, quantities are limited so to learn how to avoid costly mistakes and your rights Call Now (800)-707-2552, ext. 511 (24 Hour Message) or go to www.IowaWorkInjury.com.