Agriculture Accident

Tractor Accidents Result in More Than Half of Agriculture Accidents

With Iowa being 92 percent farmland, Agriculture is an important part of the state’s culture. Referring back to the previous blog, “Agriculture Fatalities Largest in State of Iowa”, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. With agriculture, come tractors – tractor accidents makes up more than half of all fatal farm […]

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Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

In a blink of an eye, your ability to work and earn a living may be seriously jeopardized by an injury. If you’re injured on the job, you need to understand Iowa workers’ compensation law. Though many think it can be handled on their own, it’s simply not a do-it-yourself matter. There is very little […]

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The Beattie Law Firm: Experienced Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

If you, or someone you know, have been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for more than just benefits under Workers’ Compensation laws. Receiving fair and appropriate compensation is not always a quick and easy task – which can cause more stress on the injured and loved ones. No matter the […]

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Iowa Workers Compensation Alternate Care

By Beattie Law Firm of Beattie Law Firm, P.C. posted in Iowa Workers Compensation on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. In Iowa Workers Compensation cases we have discussed Alternate Medical Care.   But what happens when your physician prescribes or requests a certain treatment and the insurance carrier denies the request to get you treated? As we have often mentioned, the insurance companies can […]

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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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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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