Extremity Injuries And The Second Injury Fund
In response to American GIs returning from World War II with injuries, Iowa adopted a unique law referred to as the Second Injury Fund. The Second Injury Fund was set up to compensate workers who have suffered injury to an extremity, like an arm or leg, AND who also had a prior injury or condition involving another extremity. The prior injury does not need to be work-related.
Many attorneys are unaware of Iowa’s Second Injury Fund. The Second Injury Fund is available as a means to increase the settlement amount.
If you were injured on the job in Iowa, make sure your workers’ compensation lawyer knows how to help you get the maximum monetary settlement you are entitled. Talk to an attorney at Loney & Schueller. From offices in West Des Moines, our lawyers represent injured workers in communities throughout the state. Call toll free 888-857-9266 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Des Moines Second Injury Fund lawyers. No matter where you are in the state, we are ready to come to you.
Learn more about Iowa workers’ compensation at these information pages:
- Types Of Settlements Available
- Medical Treatment
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits
- Temporary Disability Benefits
- Lump-Sum Payments
- PPD And Social Security Disability
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If you have been injured multiple times, call us. Remember — you pay NO attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover money in a settlement or verdict.