Case Study: Truck Accident

Helping Injured Workers Throughout Iowa

People who drive for a living, including long-haul truckers, taxi drivers and delivery drivers are especially prone to neck and back injuries due to repetitive stress injuries or traumatic injuries such as a rear-end or head-on collision.

Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., is dedicated to helping injured workers in Des Moines and throughout Iowa obtain the medical care and workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to. If you have suffered a serious work-related injury, we are here to help you navigate the confusing workers' compensation system and ensure your claim is handled correctly.

The following truck accident case study illustrates how important it is to have a lawyer representing you in your workers' compensation claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us online.

Worker Obtains 70 Percent Industrial Loss Award Following Truck Accident

Mike Hyatt worked as a skilled laborer for a company that cleaned up freight train derailments. On the way to a job, Mike was driving a company semi truck and fully loaded trailer, when another semi truck slammed into the back of his rig. Mike suffered neck and back injuries.

Attorney Tom Palmer took Mike's case to a hearing before a deputy workers' compensation commissioner and obtained a 70 percent industrial loss award. Mike had significant pre-existing back problems. But, attorney Palmer gathered reports from Mike's doctors, who stated that Mike's back had been permanently aggravated by the semi-truck collision.

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