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Understanding Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits

People who have been seriously injured on the job and can no longer work, temporarily or permanently, likely qualify for weekly benefits. The amount and length of benefits depends on many factors. It’s extremely important you talk with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to determine the correct weekly rate and additional benefits.

Getting Additional Workers’ Comp Benefits

I’ve spent decades working hard to make sure injured Iowa workers understand their rights and receive the maximum compensation.  I am frequently asked, “Are there additional benefits other than the weekly checks that I receive from the insurance company?”  The short answer, in many cases, is yes.

The initial question is, has the insurance company correctly calculated my benefit rate?  The workers’ compensation benefit rate is determined based upon average weekly wage and dependent status.  Additional dependents, such as a spouse and children, will increase the weekly benefit rate.

Depending on the type of work injury, weekly benefits are only the beginning of the analysis.  An injured worker in Iowa may be compensated based on the concept of industrial disability.  Industrial disability is a determination of many factors that make up your loss of access to the job market.  A serious injury may restrict an injured worker out of many areas of future employment and have a catastrophic impact on future earning capacity.  A laborer, with a serious work injury, may be restricted out of many jobs.

Talk With An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Securing the support of an attorney who fully understands the workers’ compensation system and what it should do for you is vital to helping get you back on your feet in the best possible position for a better future.

If you suffered on-site work accident or if you aggravate a previous injury due to work-related activities, I will help ensure you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits. I represent injured workers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call 319-423-8011 or use my online contact form.

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Melissa Barber
Melissa Barber
23:37 04 Mar 21
My husband needed a professional dedicated Workman's Compensation Attorney. When I found Mark Chipokas and his team of... fully experienced legal experts, we knew that they would be standing strong for him. Their professional advice and dedication from all members made us know that we had made the best decision right from the start. 100% Goal was acheive!! Thank you Mark, Polly & Angela for all you have done.read more
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
16:18 10 Feb 21
Highly recommend! Mark is not only professional, he is personable and takes the time to know his clients. We always... felt that our concerns were valued and that Mark had our best interests at heart. Additionally, we always knew how our case was progressing and were encouraged to ask questions about the legal process. In a world where most people are out for themselves, it’s good to know there are still people like Mark Chipokas out there who are ethical and fighting for the right reasons.read more
Tricia McAtee
Tricia McAtee
17:47 04 Feb 21
I highly recommend Mark. I went to Mark when my workers comp issue ran into to problems. He was able to help me get... things resolved. He has a awesome team in Angela and Polly!read more
Andrea Baker
Andrea Baker
10:14 05 Sep 20
After being injured on my job and following their every step through physical therapy and still not having the end... results I needed. I contacted Mark and after my meeting with him and his very concerned and gracious team I felt that making Mark my lawyer was going to be the best for me to get the help I needed. It took 1 year of frustration to get my work company to get me the care I deserved. If it wasn't for him and his team fighting for what was right I would have never been able to get the surgery done. I appreciate him and his staff for listening to me when I emailed, called or even stopped in.read more
Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
01:20 10 Jul 20
Mark, Polly and Angela have been there for my husband and I from day one. They have been by my side through every... twist and turn in the alternate universe known as worker’s compensation law. Mark has always been readily available on the phone and in person if I had any questions or concerns. Mark has truly been a God send and I don’t believe I would have had the same outcomes without him. When I thought I had no fight left he was there to fight for me. Because of that fight Mark was able to get me a settlement that has truly been life changing for my family.read more
Hans Cordes
Hans Cordes
22:47 30 Jun 20
Mark and his team did an amazing job for me, I'm out of state with a time change and Mark ,Angela and Polly all worked... hard at staying in touch with me and keeping me informed every step of the way, I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to help me out. Thanks Mark and all your great teamread more
Joe Larue
Joe Larue
01:42 18 May 20
Everyone at the office was pleasant to work with. They all listened, and were great at getting back to me in a timely... manner. Mark worked hard for me and for what he believed was right and fair. I would and will recommend him to anyone who need a amazing attorney.read more
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