In Iowa, insurance companies insuring employers in workers compensation cases can be liable in bad faith for wrongful conduct toward injured workers. More than 20 years ago, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that insurance companies who act in bad faith toward injured workers can be sued for damages in excess of what insurance companies are required to pay pursuant to the Worker’s Compensation laws of the State of Iowa. Bad faith conduct incorporates about any type of action or lack thereof on the part of an insurance company. It includes such items as delay and/or denial of payment of any type of weekly compensation, delay and/or denial of proper medical care, delay and/or denial of accepting the claim as compensable, and delay in investigating a claim.
We, at the Beattie Law Firm, are proud to represent injured workers. We are very experienced in the handling of bad faith cases. We offer free consultation and encourage injured workers to contact us to determine whether you have been victimized by bad faith wrongful conduct of an insurance company. Many times placing an insurance company on notice of bad faith conduct can have an immediate positive result by forcing the insurance company to behave and act appropriately in the handling of Worker’s Compensation claim.
Therefore, in a Worker’s Compensation setting if you believe that you have been victimized by the bad-faith conduct of an insurance company, please contact the Beattie Law Firm.