Archives for November 2013

Workers’ Compensation – Traveling for an Independent Medical Evaluations

Under the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act, Iowa Code Section 85.39 addresses the rights and issues involving Independent Medical Evaluations (IME’s).  Specifically, the issue discussed here pertains to travel for an evaluation by an IME physician. Section 85.39 is a statutory provision that allows employers and insurance companies to compel injured workers to see a doctor […]

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Stay Safe on the Road this Thanksgiving

We at the Beattie Law Firm always want you to practice safe driving, no matter the time of year; however, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year – and the deadliest on the highway – and we urge you to take extra precaution when traveling. In 2011, 249 passenger […]

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Worker’s Compensation-Traveling Long Distances for Light Duty

Until recently it has been common practice for employer/insurers to require injured workers capable of performing “light duty” to travel distances for such duty. This has been especially true with respect to Iowa-based employers with employees who live outside the State of Iowa including truckers. Fortunately, the Iowa Supreme Court decided in Neal V. Annett Holdings, […]

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Prevent Fires this Holiday Season

The cold weather is here to stay – at least for a few months! – but fires shouldn’t follow. Iowa has seen an increase in house fires, already this year, and The Beattie Law Firm wants to remind you of some helpful tips to prevent a house fire during the holiday season. Cooking is the […]

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