My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Iowa, i worked at a plant in Iowa for 23 years and was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both of my hands. I have already had surgery on my left hand and tomorrow will have the second surgery to my right hand. Do i need a lawyer to seek damages for the surgery to both my hands? I was told the doctor will score you at zero (no disability) and the company will not offer or award me damages after all the surgery is complete. Workman's comp is paying for all the medical costs and the company takes full responsibility for my injury. Its all documented. The former company uses " Galleger Bassit" as there legal partner for workman's comp claims.