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What you need to know about the new Iowa workers’ comp law

As reported in the Insurance Journal earlier this year, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill in April authorizing a new workers’ compensation law that went into effect on July 1, 2017. Under this law, Workers’ Compensation Fund payouts are predicted to go down by close to $1.8 million beginning in the 2018 budget year. Much of this decrease is expected to come from lower coverages for worker injuries tied to a pre-existing condition and from reduced benefits for injured workers, particularly those with shoulder injuries.

Common occupational injuries and diseases

Whether workers in Iowa are spending their time at a desk or in a plant, there is always the risk of occupational hazards. Occupational injuries and diseases are among these hazards, and some are more prevalent than others no matter what the industry is. Learning how to identify the root of these issues can be a vital step in combating them.

Back injuries that qualify for workers’ compensation

While most people in Iowa realize that getting a back injury at work can qualify you to receive workers’ compensation, there are many aspects of this condition that are misunderstood. The many ways that this type of injury can be sustained and the various body parts it can affect mean that the circumstances involved in each case can be different for every individual. We at the Law Offices of Gallner and Pattermann have experience helping workers receive help with back injuries and can seek to make sure you receive the help you deserve.

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The stakes in a workers' compensation or personal injury case are very human. Our North Carolina law firm takes that understanding to heart. We take the time to really listen to our clients. We learn how our clients' lives have been disrupted by an accident or by another's negligence. In fact, we often get to know our clients' doctors.

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