Medical care providers treating injured workers in Iowa must be approved by the Iowa Department of Labor’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, which oversees the workers’ comp insurance carriers — which approve the doctors on the list. While the doctors provide quality care, if they want to remain on the list of approved providers, they are under pressure to make sure workers return to work as quickly as possible following an injury or diagnosed work-related illness.
Soper Leddin Law Firm, P.C., in Davenport is one of southeastern Iowa’s most recognized names in workers’ compensation claims services for injured workers. Clients frequently tell our lawyers and staff that their doctor reported maximum medical recovery (MMR) too quickly, forcing them to return to work too soon, often in a reduced work capacity with reduced pay or earnings. Returning to work too soon means you may lose continued benefits.
You Have The Right To Appeal Your Return To Work Order
If your workers’ compensation doctor has approved your return to work before you are satisfied that you are fully recovered, you have the right to appeal the decision through formal channels. The appeals process is complicated and requires an understanding of how to secure the medical reports and evidence you need to be successful.
Sit Down With An Experienced Iowa Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Before you start the appeals process, it makes sense to let us answer your questions. No matter where you are in Iowa, contact us by email or call us toll free at 888-884-6018 or locally at 563-265-3834. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and explain how we can help you with specific legal services.