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January 2019 Archives

As an employer, am I required to buy workers' comp insurance?

Between running the day-to-day operations of a profitable business and complying with various regulations, employers have heavy responsibilities. One responsibility that you must carefully handle is workers' compensation. Workers' compensation insurance is vital for both employers and workers, as it covers most injuries and illnesses incurred on the job.

Benefits and uses for a power of attorney

Powers of attorney can be useful for financial matters and health care matters and are important for families in the Quad Cities to be familiar with. Personal planning services include powers of attorney to help individuals account for who they want to handle their financial or health care affairs if they become incapacitated for some reason.

Tips for identifying workers compensation fraud

Plenty of employees are actually injured on the job every day in Iowa, but research also shows that some employees claiming workers compensation benefits are not being honest. Iowa law defines workers compensation fraud as making any claim to an insurer, whether written or oral, containing any false information for the purpose of receiving benefits.

Defenses against medical malpractice claims

When a medical professional in the Quad Cities has been accused of medical malpractice, it can be devastating to their career. Moreover, accusations of medical malpractice can have a ripple effect throughout the personal lives of medical professionals as well. As a result, it is important for medical professionals accused of medical malpractice to be familiar with medical malpractice defense options.

What is workers' compensation?

Workers' compensation is an important protection for injured workers that they should be familiar with and understand how to obtain. Injured workers or workers suffering with an occupational illness should ensure that they understand what workers' compensation benefits have to offer them when they have suffered harm in their workplace.

Four steps to get started succession planning now

None of us will live forever, and most of us do not want to work forever either. If you own your own company, it is important to plan for your retirement or unexpected death. If your business is to be your legacy and continue beyond your involvement, you must engage in succession planning early enough to ensure your successor has all the necessary skills to replace you.

The importance of business formation

Selecting the best business form for a new business is one of the most important start-up steps. Oftentimes, this step can be overlooked and its importance undervalued but it should not be because the business form selected will impact taxation, management and liability concerns.

Thill prevails on compensability of alleged industrial disability claim

In a recent decision, attached hereto, Partner/Member Peter Thill prevailed on compensability of an alleged industrial disability claim by undermining the credibility of Claimant's medical expert, Dr. David Segal.  VonspreckenMichael-5057238d.pdf

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