Council Bluffs Union Workers Representation Lawyer
Representing Injured Union Employees in Iowa & Nebraska
Unions were created to protect the rights of employees, particularly those that work in stressful jobs that are physically and mentally demanding. After a union member is injured, there are some special considerations to keep in mind when pursuing workers’ compensation. As a member of a union, you are bound by the collective contracts established between your union and your employer. You may have to go through a different filing process for workers’ comp as established by the rules of your union. These rules should be designed to benefit you, but you will want to make sure you are informed of the proper procedures to avoid conflicts with either your union or your employer.
A Council Bluffs union worker injury lawyer at Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C. can help union members who are hurt. Lead attorney Laura Pattermann has more than 20 years of experience in workers’ comp cases. We can help you obtain the benefits you deserve.
Call (712) 481-9066 to schedule a consultation at our firm today.
Representation for All Injured Union Members
Many unions maintain welfare funds to help support injured workers. This is something that the insurance company will keep in mind and it may impact the compensation you receive. There are many factors that can influence workers’ comp for a union worker, including the rules of the union, contracts with your employer, and the industry you work in.
At Gallner & Pattermann, we are equipped to work with union members from all trades and professions, including:
- Iron workers
- Mill workers
- Pipe fitters
- Steam fitters
- Electrical workers
- Hospital workers
- State employees
Injuries Unrelated to Work
It’s possible that an injury you sustain at work is actually the fault of a third-party. This may be the case if you were using toxic chemicals that were not appropriately labeled or injured by someone unaffiliated with your company. In these cases, you will file a third-party personal injury lawsuit. Whether or not your union will be involved in this is up to you and them. Since you would bring this claim forward as an individual and not an employee, you are not required to involve any other parties.
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.