Understanding The Workers’ Compensation System
What the workers’ compensation system is designed to do and what the insurers that actually provide the benefits do are often not the same thing. Too often, the medical bills of injured workers are not paid for by their employer’s insurance provider. This leaves those workers and their families in precarious financial situations.
Many injured parties attempt to navigate the workers’ compensation system on their own. Without experienced guidance to help you fight for the benefits you deserve, you may feel stuck with a denied claim or leave benefits on the table.
The range of workers’ compensation benefits available to injured workers includes:
- Medical bill coverage
- Coverage for lost wages
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
Helping You Navigate Iowa’s Workers’ Comp Process
I am Mark L. Chipokas, founding attorney of Mark L. Chipokas PC. I know how important it is for injured workers to receive the full complement of benefits to which they are entitled. The process of recovering from a serious injury can be long and costly. Being able to cover the cost of your medical care without ruining your family’s finances is critical.
With more than 25 years of experience, I understand what is at stake for injured workers and their families. I am proud to be able to help them fight for what is theirs.
Prompt Action Is Important
If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident, you need to ensure that you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to report the accident to your supervisor, and then seek proper medical care. Contact a knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyer like myself as soon as possible to begin building the strong case you need to maximize what you recover.
All workers’ comp cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront costs, and I only collect a fee if I help you obtain benefits. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 319-366-7888, or contact my office online. I assist workers throughout Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.