Serving injured workers in Waverly and Waterloo
If you are injured on the job, the immediate and long-term physical and financial consequences can be overwhelming. The attorneys at Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C. have accomplished records for their personable and successful advocacy for those who have suffered work-related injuries in Iowa. If you were injured, we can help you resolve your legal challenges. We partner with you to ensure that you can still earn a living and support yourself and your family. Our attorneys work to keep you financially stable so you can maintain a good quality of life.
What is workers’ compensation, and what are my rights if I am injured at work?
Workers who suffer a workplace injury have a right to compensation benefits under Iowa law no matter what caused the work accident. Any injury that occurs while you are at work can be considered a job-related injury. This includes gradual injuries or an aggravation of pre-existing conditions by factors at your workplace. Workers’ compensation insurance coverage begins when you enter your job site to the moment you leave it. Even heart attacks, strokes and other such medical occurrences that result from your work-related activity may be covered by workers’ compensation.
Why do you need a workers’ compensation lawyer?
If you have been injured on the job, you have a right to file a claim for benefits. If you have a workers’ compensation claim that has been denied, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers help you manage your claim and deal with agency appeals and the judicial review. We provide the following services:
- Help you complete your workers’ compensation claim
- Help you forward legal notification of your injury to your employer
- Help you challenge your impairment or disability rating
- Help you get an independent medical opinion if you disagree with the opinion of the doctor selected by your employer
- Help you switch to a new doctor if you are not satisfied with the services you are getting from the doctor selected by your employer
- Advocate for you in court before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner
We have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation claims. Our attorneys have a proven track record for protecting injured employees and dealing with the insurance companies. If your injury is critical, any mistakes in handling your workers’ compensation claim can have lasting consequences for you and your family. Partner with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure that you have the effective representation you need.
Contact workers’ compensation attorneys for a free consultation
Being injured on the job can be a very serious matter that can adversely impact your physical, emotional and financial well-being. At Gallagher, Langlas & Gallagher, P.C., we aggressively engage the insurance companies and partner with you in solving your legal challenges.