Loss of Wage & Income
Council Bluffs Workers’ Comp Lawyer
An injury can force you to take time off work, and if your injury occurred on the job then workers’ compensation should provide for your loss of wages and income. However, this does not mean that your compensation will entirely cover all the wages you would have made had you been working.
There are many laws that influence how much compensation you receive. To make sure you receive the maximum compensation you are rightfully owed, contact the experienced workers’ comp attorney at Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C. in Council Bluffs. We have over 100 years of combined experience.
With Thorough Research, We’ll Determine How Much Workers’ Comp You Deserve
Temporary & Permanent Disability Benefits
Workers’ compensation for lost wages usually requires that an employee be either temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work. The specifics of your workers’ comp benefits will vary depending on which type of disability you have.
Temporary disability – If you have a temporary disability, your compensation for lost wages will occur if you are unable to work for three days or are hospitalized overnight. In most cases, this compensation will cover two-thirds of your average weekly wages and will be provided to you every two weeks. Most temporary disability benefits can only last for a maximum of 104 weeks.
Permanent disability – If your doctor has stated that you will be permanently disabled because of an accident, the insurance company will most likely demand that a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) confirm this diagnosis. You have the right to choose your own QME. Calculating the exact amount of compensation is more complex in these cases as the benefits may need to last the beneficiary for the rest of his or her life.
We Fight for Maximum Compensation
The more serious your injury, the more complex the workers’ compensation process will be. You will want to be sure that you are receiving everything you are entitled to under your employer’s insurance policy. This is where our knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer and her team can help. Our workers' comp team can review your claim and your injuries to ensure the compensation provided to you will adequately cover your expenses and lost wages. We take a client-centered approach to our cases and will work closely with you to fight for the best possible outcome.