The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner filed an Appeal Decision in the case of Mynor Ferrez v. Wyckoff Heating & Cooling and LeMars Insurance Company. This case is a good illustration of the importance of following up and pursuing a workers’ compensation claim quickly.
In May of 2014 the claimant was 35 years old and working as a heating and cooling technician for Wyckoff Heating & Cooling. His main job was installing air conditioning systems in new commercial buildings.
On May 21, 2014 the claimant tripped and fell down a flight of stairs. The claimant had low back and right shoulder pain after the fall. The claimant went to the doctor a few times, but then returned to his regular duties without pursuing additional medical care. The claimant was terminated from his job on October 10, 2014.