Case Study: Shoulder Injury

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At Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., we represent clients in Des Moines and throughout the state of Iowa who have suffered work-related injuries. Whether you injured your shoulder, knee or back, we are here to help you obtain the compensation you need.

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The following shoulder injury case study demonstrates how important it is to have a skilled attorney assisting you with your workers' compensation claim. To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, contact us.

Worker Rewarded 350 Weeks of Disability Benefits After Shoulder Injury

Dan Bode injured his shoulder while working for Mertz Engineering as a welder. Following surgery, Dan was released to return to work by his surgeon and a company doctor without any work restrictions. Mertz Engineering claimed Dan was not entitled to disability benefits because he had no work restrictions and because he had suffered a previous work injury to his shoulder with a different employer.

Attorney Beth Flansburg took Dan's case to a hearing before a deputy workers' compensation commissioner, who determined that Dan was 70 percent disabled and therefore entitled to 350 weeks of disability benefits. The deputy ruled that Dan suffered a permanent disability because the shoulder pain prevented him from welding and performing other past jobs. He also found that the prior injury was irrelevant because Dan was able to be gainfully employed at Mertz for four years before the second injury.

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If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to receive appropriate medical care and workers' compensation benefits. At Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., our lawyers will help you get the benefits you need and deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call 888-416-6998 or contact us online.

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