What will happen with my Iowa Workers' Compensation if I don't make a full recovery and cannot return to my former work?

If you have suffered from a work injury in Des Moines, and your injury prevents you from returning to work, then you may claim Permanent Total Disability (PTD). This may become available when a job-related injury results in a permanent disability, and you cannot return to gainful employment. If you have been permanently disabled by a work injury in Des Moines, PTD benefits may be payable as you remain totally disabled.

Other types of Workers' Compensation after a work injury in Des Moines include: 

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) - this may become available when a work injury in Des Moines results in more than 3 calendar days of disability. In this case, TTD benefits will become available on the 4th day of disability, and continue until the employee is capable of returning to work or placed at MMI- maximium medical improvement by the injured workers doctors.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) - this may become available if the employee returns to work while healing at a lesser paying job because of a work injury in Des Moines.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) - this may become available when a work injury in Des Moines results in a permanent disability, even if the employee returns to gainful employment making the same or better money. 


The amount of your permanent disability benefits will depend upon a number of factors including the location of your work injury (arm or leg versus your back, neck, or hip), if you sustained a scheduled member injury and have previoulsy had a prior scheduled member injury (note: the first scheduled member injury does not have to be caused by a work injury to qualify for 2nd injury fund benefits), permanen restrictions, wages, etc.  Your Des Moines Workers' Compensation lawyer can help advise you on what types of benefits you may be eligible for.

If you have suffered from a work injury in Des Moines, you may be eligible for compensation through an Iowa Workers' Compensation claim. To file a claim, you can get the professional help of a Des Moines Workers' Compensation lawyer. In a Workers' Compensation claim, a Des Moines Workers' Compensation lawyer may help you to negotiate an acceptable settlement.

Contacting a Des Moines Workers' Compensation Lawyer

An injury in the workplace can have devastating consequences. The Des Moines Workers' Compensation lawyer team at Walker, Billingsley & Bair work hard to level the field between injured Iowans and insurance companies. To learn more about what our legal team will do to help you protect your Iowa injury claim, contact Walker, Billingsley & Bair to schedule a no cost consultation - 888-435-9886.

Corey Walker
With 19 years legal experience, Corey has been recognized for his work as an injury attorney.