Compensation for Workplace Injuries, Work-Related Conditions

Workers' compensation insurance covers employees who were injured in workplace accidents and those who developed work-related illnesses or conditions.

If your job caused or contributed to a medical condition that prevents you from working, you should contact workers' compensation attorney Laura L. Pattermann at the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She has been representing injured workers since 1994.

Our law firm represents clients who have sustained a wide range of workplace injuries, including:

  • Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis from performing the same motion repeatedly. We often see people with overuse injuries from repeated lifting or spending long hours keyboarding.
  • Occupational exposure to toxins, from asbestos to cancer-causing chemicals. These diseases can take decades to develop. But if your condition was caused by work-related exposure, workers' compensation should cover your medical care.
  • Aggravation of pre-existing conditions to the point where you can no longer perform the duties of your job.
  • Meatpacking injuries, from injuries caused by repetitive motion to those involving lacerations
  • Respiratory injuries, including asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, reactive airwaves disease (RAD), asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and other pulmonary conditions and lung diseases
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome
  • Neck and back injuries, from whiplash to herniated discs to spinal cord injuries
  • Physical injuries that lead to psychological conditions
  • Closed head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and post-concussion syndrome
  • Other injuries, such as shoulder injuries, rotator cuff injuries, fusions, joint problems, amputations, as well as secondary problems such as peripheral nerve injuries.

Our workers' compensation lawyer works with respected medical experts to document the nature and extent of your injuries — even hard-to-prove injuries and conditions that do not always appear on X-rays or MRIs.

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To discuss your workers' compensation case, please contact a lawyer at Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We offer a free initial consultation. There is no charge and no obligation to talk to an experienced workers' compensation lawyer.