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Workers’ Compensation: Work-Related Hip Injuries in Iowa

Each year millions of employees are hurt on the job. Many of these injuries involve legs or hips.


Common Workplace Injuries - Hip Injuries in Workers' Compensation Cases

Leg and hip injuries are often debilitating and may affect your ability to sit, stand, walk, and work. When conservative treatment fails, extensive surgical procedures such as a hip replacement surgery may be necessary. Mark and his team will help you obtain coverage for medical expenses, healing period benefits, and permanent partial disability benefits.

No two workers’ comp claims are alike. You should contact Mark to evaluate the following factors before accepting a workers’ compensation settlement for your leg or hip injury:

  • Your pre-injury average weekly wage and corresponding rate. 
  • Type of future medical treatment needed. Leg and hip surgeries are expensive. If you require an osteotomy or total hip replacement, you should plan for substantial future medical expenses.
  • Level of permanent disability. You will be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits if your leg or hip injury causes permanent loss of use. An impairment rating is necessary to receive these benefits. 
  • Whether you suffer additional injuries either at the time of the accident or as a consequence of the initial injury. A leg or hip injury can affect your gait, causing problems with your back, knee, spinal cord, or other leg. You may be entitled to benefits for these consequences of the initial work injury.

These are just some of the factors to consider when negotiating a workers’ compensation claim leg/hip injury settlement in Iowa.

Get Legal Help From a Trusted Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you have suffered a hip-related injury or have previous condition due to job-related activities, Mark will be your legal resource and help you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits.  His team provides 1-on-1 personalized service and has protected injured workers rights in Eastern Iowa for more than 35 years.  Mark represents injured workers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Iowa City and surrounding Eastern Iowa counties.

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Workers’ compensation is a critical system in place to protect employees who suffer from workplace injuries or illnesses, ensuring they receive the necessary medical attention and financial support during their recovery. Common workplace injuries range from strains and sprains, fractures, cuts, burns, to more severe cases like chronic illnesses due to long-term exposure to harmful substances, or injuries resulting from machinery malfunctions. The nature of these injuries can vary significantly across different industries, with some sectors being more prone to specific types of accidents.

Workers’ compensation plays a vital role in the construction industry, a field well-known for its high-risk work environments and the potential for severe accidents. Construction accidents can range from falls, machinery malfunctions, electrocutions, to being struck by falling objects, each bringing their own set of challenges in terms of both prevention and compensation. The intricate nature of construction work necessitates a thorough understanding of workers’ compensation laws to ensure that injured workers receive the appropriate medical care and financial support.

The roofing industry is notorious for its perilous working conditions, with employees routinely exposed to the risks of falls, equipment mishaps, and adverse weather conditions. Workers’ compensation serves as a vital safety net for roofing professionals, providing essential medical benefits and wage replacement in the unfortunate event of a workplace accident. Roofing accidents can result in a wide array of injuries, ranging from broken bones and concussions to more severe, life-altering conditions.

The manufacturing sector, with its heavy machinery, high-paced environment, and complex processes, is a hotspot for workplace accidents, making workers’ compensation a crucial component of employee welfare. Manufacturing accidents can vary widely, from machinery-related injuries, exposure to harmful substances, repetitive strain injuries, to severe accidents resulting in long-term disability or fatality. Navigating the workers’ compensation system in the event of a manufacturing accident requires a thorough understanding of both the legal framework and the specific nature of manufacturing injuries.

Workers in nursing homes play a crucial role in providing care and support to elderly and vulnerable populations, yet they are frequently exposed to a range of occupational hazards that can lead to serious injuries. From lifting and assisting residents, handling medical equipment, to potential exposure to infectious diseases, nursing home employees face daily risks that underscore the importance of comprehensive workers’ compensation coverage. Injuries in this sector may include back and shoulder strains, slips and falls, needlestick injuries, and more, each requiring immediate attention and adequate compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages.

Volunteer emergency service employees provide invaluable contributions to their communities, often placing themselves in harm’s way to assist others during crises. However, the very nature of their work exposes them to a high risk of injury, making workers’ compensation a crucial consideration. From responding to accidents, natural disasters, to medical emergencies, these volunteers face potential injuries such as sprains, fractures, burns, exposure to hazardous materials, and psychological trauma.

Workers’ compensation benefits serve as a vital safety net for employees who sustain injuries or illnesses as a result of their work, providing essential financial support and access to medical care. These benefits encompass a range of provisions, including medical expense coverage, compensation for lost wages, disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and in some tragic instances, death benefits for the dependents of workers who have lost their lives on the job.

Navigating the intricacies of workers’ compensation in Eastern Iowa can be a daunting task, fraught with complex legal procedures and specific regional policies. Employees who have sustained injuries or illnesses on the job are often met with a barrage of questions about their rights, the extent of coverage they can receive, and the process for filing a claim.

Cedar Rapids Workers' Compensation Attorney

With over 30 years of experience in successfully navigating clients through their workers’ comp claims, Mark Chipokas is a dedicated attorney with a deep understanding of workers’ compensation law, committed to helping his clients maximize their benefits.