Smith Mills & Schrock

Workers' Compensation

Workers Compensation Reduced.jpgSmith, Mills & Schrock Law Firm represents clients throughout Iowa, eastern Nebraska, and Arizona in workers' compensation matters. From developing preventative workers' compensation programs to representing clients at trial, this firm believes that proactive, aggressive handling of claims early on is the only way to be successful in this unique and specialized legal environment.

Possessing first-hand knowledge of the very best medical providers, independent medical examiners, nurse case managers and vocational rehabilitation experts is an added but critical component of the firm’s legal services. The firm’s workers' compensation practice group consists of 13 attorneys and many highly trained paralegals, who ensure that continuous and meaningful communication with the client occurs throughout the claim process.

The firm’s attorneys are often asked to provide seminar presentations to groups at local, state and national levels. These attorneys are involved in key positions with many of the leading national workers' compensation law organizations. In fact, Smith, Mills & Schrock is the only law firm to have the current national chairperson of the American Bar Association TIPS Workers' Compensation Committee providing leadership to the attorneys and paralegals practicing in this area of law.

Practice Group Members

Chuck Blades

Cynthia Sueppel

Dave Schrock

Kent Smith

Lindsey Mills

Michael Lunn

Sasha Monthei

Skylar Limkemann

Valerie Foote

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As part of our commitment to the professional community, Smith, Mills & Schrock distributes an e-Newsletter five to six times each year on Workers' Compensation matters in Nebraska and Iowa, as well as e-News Blasts with developments of interest. Sign up for our e-Newsletter.

Iowa Workers' Compensation Newsletter
- Vol XL | December 28, 2017 -

  • Extent of Misconduct Necessary for an Employee's Termination to Rise to Level of Constructive Refusal of Light-Duty Work (Reynolds v. Hy-Vee)
  • When is Second Injury Fund Liability Triggered? (Housley v. Second Injury Fund of Iowa)
  • Experts' Consideration of Key Evidence in the Record (McDonald v. EZ Payroll & Staffing Solutions, LLC)
  • How Far Is Too Far to Drive to a Doctor's Appointment? (Maher v. Cope Plastics, Inc)
  • Persuasiveness of Expert Opinions in Directing Medical Care (Brown v. DAL Global Services)
  • and more... as well as our updated scorecards and statistics

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Major Changes Coming to Iowa Workers' Compensation with Passage of Reform Legislation

March 17, 2017 | Attorney Sasha L. Monthei | The Iowa Senate has passed the reform legislation as previously passed in the Iowa House.  It now heads to Governor Branstad for his signature. This legislation is the most substantial reform to Iowa workers' compensation in decades. View Document

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