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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.

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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.

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Call 712-323-0999 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.

Medical expenses covered in workers’ compensation may include:

  • Diagnostic testing

  • Doctor’s visits

  • Clinical lab testing

  • Transportation costs

  • Emergency room care

  • Hospital stays

  • Physical rehabilitation

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 712-323-0999. Our Council Bluffs workers' comp attorneys also serve clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

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