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Medical Wage Benefits

Medical Wage Benefits Attorneys in Council Bluffs

Serving Clients throughout Nebraska & Iowa

In addition to paying up to two-thirds of your lost wages due to a work-related injury, workers’ compensation should also provide for your medical expenses. The total value of this compensation depends on the extent of your injuries and how much medical care you require as a result.

Medical expenses covered in workers’ compensation may include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Emergency room care
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Clinical lab testing
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Transportation costs

There are limits on how many times you can be compensated for doctor’s appointments and other medical services. Determining the full extent of the medical treatment you will need is not easy to predict, particularly in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Therefore, you need to make sure that you and your attorney have done a thorough investigation to estimate the total cost of your medical expenses.

Call (712) 481-9066 to schedule a free consultation with the dedicated Council Bluffs workers’ compensation lawyer and her team at Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C. today.

Alternative Treatments

Generally, alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy are not covered by workers’ compensation. However, exceptions are sometimes made to these rules. One important thing to note is that seeking these treatments on your own cannot be used against you when filing for workers’ comp. If you choose to pay for alternative medicine treatments from your own pocket, the insurance company cannot use this as cause to deny compensation for your other medical expenses.

If an alternative medicine treatment is making a demonstrative difference in your condition and you need compensation to continue the treatment, you may be able to build a case on these grounds. This is best done with an attorney’s assistance, as you will need to provide evidence as to why this treatment is crucial to your recovery.

To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (712) 481-9066. Our Council Bluffs attorneys also serve clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Learn Why You Should Hire Our Firm
  • Service to Injured Workers

    As a member of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, Laura Pattermann has devoted her practice to representing injured workers.

  • Dedicated to Being Available

    Our team is committed to being available to our clients, including by answering phones and returning calls promptly.

  • Personalized Attention

    We believe that each client is entitled to work directly with the legal team they hired and do not deserve to be treated like a case number.

  • Only Represent the Injured

    Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska and are committed to helping the injured receive compensation in both states.

  • Experienced Counsel

    Our team boasts more than 100 years of combined experience in the fields of workers' compensation and personal injury law.

  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our team is comprised of former insurance defense lawyers, who now leverage their unique insight on behalf of the injured.

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