Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Des Moines
If you’ve been injured at work, our Des Moines law firm, Mueller Berg & Schmidt, is here to help you understand and protect your rights. We help you put together important information like the obligations of your employer and their insurance company. Our workers’ compensation lawyers are passionate about pursuing justice and want to get to know your unique situation so we can put together a strong case.
Mueller Berg & Schmidt (MBS) knows it can be very difficult both physically and mentally to go through the workplace injury process, but our main goal is to fight to win you the medical and monetary benefits you are entitled to. If you’re wondering when to hire a work comp attorney, it’s never too late. Our injury lawyers in Des Moines have been representing injured Iowan workers since 1994 and we want to help you earn what you are entitled to under the law.
Types of Injuries Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Specialize In
Our workers’ compensation lawyers handle a wide array of workplace injuries. With our extensive experience, we can help you get the medical care and compensation you need for your injury.
Back and Neck Injuries
Serious back and neck work injuries can include spinal cord injuries, cervical conditioner, nerve damage, herniated or bulging discs and more.
Work injuries that involve the shoulders can severely impact future employment opportunities. The Iowa Legislature amended the workers’ compensation laws effective July 1, 2017 to the detriment of injured employees with shoulder injuries. In the past, shoulder injuries were considered body as a whole (BAW) injuries and were compensated based off of a 500 week schedule. Injured Iowans were able to obtain compensation for potential losses in earning capacity and inability to perform one’s job. Now, Iowans with work-related shoulder injuries are compensated based off of a 400 week schedule. An injured employees loss of earning capacity and potential inability to perform one’s job is no longer considered in the benefit scheme for injured Iowans. The Iowa Legislature made the decision in 2017 that it was more important to save insurance companies money instead of compensating Iowans with life altering shoulder injuries. At MBS law, our team has been fighting these legislative changes on behalf of our clients to maximize their recovery.
When you put in hard work on a regular basis, you can develop injuries from work over an extended period of time. These cumulative injuries or conditions can have serious consequences.
This type of severe injuries are life-changing and can lead to permanent disabilities. Typically, this type of work injury happens to the spine or brain.
If you suffer the loss of a body part, you will be entitled to compensation. The insurance carrier will try to argue that your injury is limited to the amount of weeks identified on the schedule. Our MBS attorneys will fight to obtain compensation for you that better reflects the seriousness of your injury.
Aggravation or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition may be compensable. Our Des Moines lawyers will reach out to your medical providers to determine whether your pre-existing condition was aggravated by your work activities.
Scheduled Member Injuries
You never know what could happen on the job. Our team aims to help all injured Iowans and assist individuals with scheduled member injuries. If you've been seriously injured and need to schedule a member injury, this could include:
Mental Health Conditions
Physical-Mental If you develop mental health issues, such as depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome or anxiety, as a result of a serious work injury, you could be entitled to medical and monetary benefits.
Mental-Mental Some work situations can lead to the development or aggravation of mental health conditions. For example, viewing a traumatizing incident and/or being harassed at work can cause a work-related mental health condition.
When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries or health conditions due to a work incident, you may want to reach out to a work comp attorney to discuss your options. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so it doesn’t matter whether the employee or employer is at fault for the injury when determining compensability.
No injury case is the same for our Des Moines law firm. With so many different mechanisms and situations that could lead to an injury on the job, our staff of work comp attorneys will work with you to determine the best strategy for the case. Oftentimes, workplace injuries occur due to:
- Slip and Falls
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Accidental Injuries
- Heavy Lifting
- Equipment Malfunctions
Get Started With Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The MBS Law team aims to assist all injured Iowans and fights to obtain the benefits they are entitled to. Every injury and workers' compensation attorney in our Des Moines law firm has experience trying workers’ compensation claims.
Our team has been recognized for the "Top 10 Attorney Award" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as well as "10 Best" by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.
Contact our work injury and workers’ compensation lawyers today!