A welder at Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg, Iowa sustained a serious wrist injury which required fusion surgery. Kinze was not willing to bring him back for light duty work so he received weekly benefits for the 12 plus months that he was healing after his surgery. He was released with permanent restrictions including limited use of his right hand and wrist because of the work injury. Kinze refused to accommodate his restrictions and terminated his employment. We filed a petition and because he had sustained a prior scheduled member injury, the Iowa Second Injury Fund was required to pay him permanent total disability which is a weekly check for the rest of his life. This is expected to be worth more than $300,000, plus he also receives monthly Social Security disability checks that we helped him obtain.
Williamsburg, Iowa injured worker receives lifetime of weekly benefits