Money for Pain and Suffering
Every week we receive calls from clients, asking whether they should sign the medical release form sent to them by the insurance company. When you bring a work injury claim you lose much of your medical privacy. Under Iowa law, your employer and their insurance company have a right to your medical records both before and after your work injury. Sometimes, they will even obtain your medical records without you signing a release form. Regardless, make sure you read what you are signing and only sign a medical release form. Be careful that you are not signing a settlement document or other type of release form. When you think you are just signing a medical release. Failing to sign a medical release form may result in the insurance company denying your claim and or stopping your weekly benefits.