Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation

Working To Protect Your Physical And Financial Well-Being

James Hoffman is an Iowa workers’ compensation attorney with a long, successful history of representing individuals who are coping with the legal ramifications of medical issues and injuries. His major areas of practice are workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury.

The Law Offices of James P. Hoffman represents people with workers’ compensation, personal injury and auto accident claims across the state of Iowa. We handle social security cases in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

Steady Guidance After Workplace Injuries

Workers’ compensation is insurance that an employer is legally required to carry in case an employee is injured on the job or develops an illness as a result of workplace conditions or activities. Workers’ compensation benefits can help address medical costs resulting from an injury and help an injured worker regain lost wages when an injury prevents them from working.

While a broad spectrum of injuries and illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation, there are exceptions. Getting a claim approved depends on myriad factors, and employers will try to avoid paying out benefits if they can. With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to strengthen your claim application or appeal a denied claim.

Finding Resolution For Orthopedic Injuries

Orthopedic injuries can include injuries involving the spine, bones, joints, muscles, nerves and other parts of the skeletal system. The most common orthopedic injuries are bone fractures, sprains and strains. Sprains describe an injury to a ligament and strains describe an injury to muscle. Treatment for orthopedic injuries includes medical counseling, medications, casts, splints and therapies such as exercise or surgery.

Repetitive Actions Can Cause You Long-Term Harm

If an individual develops a repetitive stress injury (i.e., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc.) from duties performed while on-the-job, he or she may receive workers’ compensation benefits including their choice of doctor(s), full medical care compensation, lost wage benefits, a lump-sum cash settlement, vocational retraining and permanent wage loss benefits.

A Workplace Burn Injury Can Affect You For Years

People who have suffered and survived the agony of second, third and even fourth-degree burns describe the pain they experienced as among the most severe of all traumatic injuries. Personal injuries involving severe burns commonly result from explosions, premises fires, defective products, motor vehicle collisions, electric shock, as well as accidental exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation.

Protect Your Employment After A Workers’ Comp Claim

If an individual is terminated from their place of employment after reporting a workers’ compensation claim, he or she could be entitled to substantial damages in a retaliatory discharge lawsuit against their former employer.

Federal laws prohibit an employer from discharging or discriminating against an employee because of a workers’ compensation injury. If an employer fires or forces the resignation of an injured employee in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim, the employee can file a civil lawsuit against the employer seeking damages in court, provided the employee has evidence of such an allegation. Also, if an employer denies permission for immediate medical attention following a work-related injury or does not permit an employee to seek out the services of other medical professionals in conjunction with assigned company doctors, the employee can seek legal retribution under workers’ compensation laws.

Experienced Representation For Personal Injury Issues

Both in and out of the workplace, personal negligence can be dangerous. While an employer may be able to compensate you for injuries caused by negligence at work, getting similar injuries addressed when you are off the clock can be more difficult. In any event, your health and financial stability should not be thrown off balance because of someone else’s failure to address a situation properly.

At the Law Offices of James P. Hoffman, our attorney can assist you with a wide array of personal injury matters, including:

  • Slip-and-fall cases and other premises liability claims
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Products liability
  • Dog bites or pet-related injuries

Attorney James Hoffman is dedicated to helping you preserve your health and protect your rights when someone else’s negligence causes you harm.

Take Action To Protect Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on the job or suffered wrongful death as the result of an on-the-job accident, call Iowa workers’ compensation attorney James P. Hoffman today at 888-313-9260, or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Your initial consultation on workers’ compensation matters is free.

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