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You do need a lawyer in workers' compensation


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7/12/2017
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Iowa Workers' Compensation ClaimsLaw, personal injury law includes workers who get injured on the job. Injured workers have been a part of my practice since before the day I started practicing in June of 1981. It goes back to the 1950’s and 60’s. I guess you could say it is in my blood.

My family were what we called ‘working stiff’s, blue collar workers who worked hard, drank beer on the 4th of July and lived for the love of family and the waters off the Rhode Island shores.

Since I was 8-years-old I have worked. My first job was helping a neighbor plant shrubs. He worked as a General Mills salesman, placing cereal boxes on shelves in grocery stores. [At least I think it was General Mills.] At the end of the day he pointed toward the boxes stacked inside his garage and said, “Pick three boxes and take them home to your mother.” So, I did and thought I had hit a goldmine. We worked, we earned a living, paid the bills and barely got ahead. To my family going to college was the goal.

Just a bunch of working stiffs

My grandfather went to work every day in a white collar.  He was essentially the only white collar worker in the family. He was legal assistant to the president of Narragansett Electric. The rest of the men and women were electrical workers, utility workers, but mostly factory workers.

Premiere Thread, Alcoa, Converse Rubber Company, American Tourister luggage and wire-factory workers.

So when I began the process of learning about the law, I chose what I knew, blue-collar workers who had been injured. These are my people, the people I chose to support as a lawyer.

Now the Iowa legislature has passed laws forgetting all about you. After an injury you get minimal benefits with no real evaluation about the actual disability the injury caused. Your only hope is to hire a lawyer. No lawyer? No chance. Good luck.

It is really that simple.

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