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.
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 workers' comp attorneys also serve clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa.
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.
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.
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.