Re: What Happens Now
You have two years to file the initial claim - I assumed you already filed, they did pay for the surgeries right?
Again, PPD payments are to begin at the termination of the healing period (MMI) if they fail to do the right thing - take action.
If you have an open claim, you have three years from the date of last payment of "weekly benefits" to take action - you still have time.
See pg.7 in the above link Guide to Workers’ Compensation.
I agree with Bob, consult a lawyer before contacting that adjuster if you don't know what you're doing - I assumed you already had a relationship with the adjuster and they where doing the right thing, my bad.
Two-Year Statute of Limitation (85.26)
If within two years from the occurrence of the injury the employee does not receive Iowa weekly workers’ compensation benefits or file an application for arbitration, benefits may be denied.
Three-Year Statute of Limitation (85.26)
If Iowa weekly workers’ compensation benefits have been paid, the employee has three years from the last payment of weekly benefits to receive additional benefits or file an action before the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. If not filed within the three-year period, the benefits may be denied. This statute of limitation does not apply to medical expenses reasonably necessary to treat the injury.
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