If you have been approved for workers’ compensation permanent partial or total disability cash payments following your work-related injury in Iowa, you will have two options for payments. You may receive a weekly check from the workers’ compensation insurance provider over a predetermined number of weeks, depending upon the nature and extent of disability. This is commonly referred to as an open file. However, you also have the option to close your case by negotiating to receive a lump-sum payment for the total amount of money you would be owed over the course of the scheduled payments.
If you suffered a work-related injury or disease in Iowa and think that a lump-sum payment is the better option, talk to an attorney at Loney & Schueller. From offices in West Des Moines, our Iowa workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured workers in communities throughout the state. Call 515-225-4485 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers. No matter where you are in the state, we are ready to come to you.
We do not refer out our cases or pass our clients around to associate attorneys or paralegals. At Loney & Schueller, you get direct access and personalized attention.
Learn more about Iowa workers’ compensation at these information pages:
- Injured At Work? What Happens Next?
- Types Of Settlements Available
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits
- PPD And Social Security Disability
- Second Injury Fund
Will You Pay Too Much Of Your Settlement To Your Lawyer?
We do not charge by the hour while negotiating your settlement. Throughout your case, we fight for every available dollar that may be available from the insurance provider. Our payment is taken as a low percentage of the total lump sum you agree to. Even after we collect our percentage, most of our clients end up with a higher bottom line than they would have if they had filed the claim themselves.
It Costs Nothing To Meet With Us. There Could Be A Lot To Gain.
Remember — before you accept lump-sum payments for permanent partial or total disability following your work-related injury in Iowa, call 515-225-4485 – you have nothing to lose. You will never pay attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover money in a settlement or verdict.