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Defense strategy in workers' compensation cases

Business leaders in the Quad Cities and throughout Iowa have numerous significant issues to worry about on a day-to-day basis, but for many, the primary concern is with their workforce. Hiring the right people can be incredibly difficult, especially in today's economy, which has been strong for several years now. Issues with the workforce can dominate a company's concerns.

What are the workers' compensation basics in the Quad Cities?

Individuals who suffer injuries on-the-job in Iowa typically have quite a few questions about their options. They may be exploring their short-term disability insurance policy for the first time, or maybe they need to dip into their savings. They may need to find someone to cover their work tasks if they need to take time off of work to heal and recuperate. But, one area that all injured workers need to be familiar with is workers' compensation. Do workers in our area know the basics about workers' compensation?

The process of challenging a workers' compensation claim

Workers' compensation protections are for injured workers but are not for workers who claim to be injured when they are not. Because of this, it is important for employers to be familiar with how to dispute a workers' compensation claim when necessary.

Common defenses to a workers' compensation claim

It is important to be able to know what to do when an employer is faced with a workers' compensation claim that they believe is not valid. Defending against invalid workers' compensation claims is important for employers to be familiar with.

Defending against a workers' compensation claim

Employers, insurance carriers and others may find themselves in a position of defending against a workers' compensation claim. Businesses and self-insured employers alike should understand how to respond to a workers' compensation claim that may be invalid because of workers' compensation fraud or for some other reason.

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.

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.

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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