When filing an Iowa workers' compensation claim, if you are able to prove that your injury is work related then there are 3 basic types of benefits that you should receive.
* Lifetime medical benefits for medical treatment related to your work injury.
* Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments paid weekly when you are unable to work and your employer will not allow you to return to work with restrictions or Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) payments when you are able to return to work but are being paid less than your regular wages due to restrictions or lack of work.
* Permanent disability benefits which are paid when you have reached a point of maximum medical improvement (MMI) but are permanently impaired due to your work injury.
If you believe you are not being paid these Iowa workers' compensation benefits up to the point of Maximum Medical Improvement or you have not obtained a fair rating for permanent disability, an Iowa workers' compensation attorney can review your case and explain your legal rights to fair compensation for your work injury.