Temporary Disability Benefits
People who have been hurt at work due to the negligence of another are entitled to temporary benefits during their recovery. Often an injured person is physically unable to work during the healing process resulting in lost income.
Iowa law states that you are eligible for medical care and temporary benefits until a doctor determines that your condition reaches a plateau, or you have healed completely. We’ll help you receive the benefits to which you are lawfully entitled.
It is not uncommon for an employer and its insurance company to keep information from its employees. At Tucker Law we have more than 30 years of experience advocating for individuals throughout Iowa. We can help preserve your rights so that you get the compensation you deserve regardless of how complex it may seem.
Your entitlement to temporary work benefits begins when your doctor asks you not to return to work after your injury or any subsequent surgeries. The sum of benefits is calculated based on your average weekly wage for the past 13 weeks which ends up totaling to roughly two thirds of your gross wages. For many individuals this is the only way they can have any source of income at all after an injury.
We can ensure that the calculated average is accurate by factoring in any time off. In many cases your employer and its insurance company does not have your best interests in mind, and they'll cut corners wherever they can. We are committed to guiding our clients through the process as we help protect their right to the compensation they are due. Generally, we are not entitled to fees in cases where we help clients obtain their temporary benefits. We help Iowans because we care, and we want to make sure they are getting the attention and care they need.
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