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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

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO FAIL TO RETURN TO WORK AFTER A NON-WORK RELATED INJURY

One of the areas of law I am most asked about is unemployment compensation. The topic of unemployment is one of great mystery to employers large and small. This is likely due to the fact that decisions on these issues come from various sources, including Iowa Workforce Development, the Employment Appeal Board, and the District Court. When you have this many levels of decision making on these issues, some decisions may conflict leading to a gray area on many issues in this area. As a result employers are often left with numerous questions as to whether a particular employee qualifies for unemployment benefits.

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