Do not hesitate to call a workman’s compensation attorney, it will make all the difference.
(PRWEB) April 23, 2013
Nicholas “Niko” Pothitakis, an Iowa Workers Compensation Attorney, recently received a decision from the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner affirming an award of a partial commutation in an Iowa Workers Compensation Case. The decision pertains to an Appeal filed by an employer seeking to overturn a decision by a Deputy Workers Compensation Commissioner. The original decision resulted in a substantial award to an injured employee. The employee had previously been found permanently and totally disabled as a result of an Iowa Work Injury. The Iowa work injury resulted in substantial hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and depression. The Pothitakis Law Firm, on behalf of their client, requested life time benefits as a result of these conditions. The employee was successful in this request.
The Pothitakis law firm, as the attorney for the Iowa workers compensation claim, then asked the judge to force the payment of the Iowa work comp benefits in a lump sum, and at the same time, to leave open the employees right to lifetime medical benefits. The mechanism in Iowa to force this is called a Partial Commutation of Iowa workers compensation benefits. It is allowed under the Iowa Workers Compensation law if the employee can show that it is in in his or her best interest to receive the weekly workers comp benefits in a lump sum instead of weekly. In this success case, the Iowa Workers Compensation Commissioner confirmed that the employee had proven the case that the Iowa Work comp benefits were to be paid in a lump sum.
The above case can be located at the website of The Iowa State Bar Association with file #1282970.
“This was a hard fought case, and took a lot of work from both us and the injured employee,” says Mr. Pothitakis. The Pothitakis Law Firm P.C. is located in Burlington and Keokuc, Iowa. They have been serving Iowa for nearly twenty years helping similar clients in Iowa workers compensation disputes. To learn more about the Pothitakis law Firm P.C. you can visit http://www.pothitakislaw.com.
Many people go without proper compensation because they do not know the rules, and they think they are getting what they deserve. The truth is that many people are impaired from working full time or at the same capacity and see a large lump sum that will only last a couple of years. Mr. Pothitakis told us, “Do not hesitate to call a workman’s compensation attorney, it will make all the difference.”