Workers' Compensation

Certain careers pose higher risks for workers than others. Nurses and construction workers, for example, often suffer from back injuries. Some back injuries occur suddenly. Others develop over time after a person has repeatedly strained his or her body through lifting heavy loads. When an injury occurs on the job or is caused by work activities, workers’ compensation provides a safety net, paid for by insurance premiums the employer has been paying. At the same time, the employer is usually protected from litigation.

Work With An Experienced Iowa Workers' Compensation Attorney

The law firm of Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, represents employees who have suffered a workplace injury in Iowa or Nebraska. Is your job-related injury a workers’ comp injury? We are here to answer this and other questions. We want to ensure you receive proper representation to make sure you get the benefits you deserve. Be aware that a workers’ compensation insurer may deny, delay or undervalue your case. At our Iowa law firm, we also handle insurance company disputes.

Your health and well-being are very important to us. Whether you are suffering from a hand, shoulder, back or neck injury, we are here to help. You have the right to make a workers’ compensation claim for many different benefits depending on your situation.

Compensation Benefits You May Be Eligible For:

  • Medical bills
  • Temporary benefits for lost wages while you are unable to work
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mileage reimbursement for doctor visits and other related matters
  • Industrial disability
  • Alternative medical care when care directed by your employer is unreasonable
  • Second opinions regarding medical issues

A Knowledgeable Workers' Compensation Lawyer Who Cares

Our principal workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer is Walter P. Thomas. All personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee is dependent upon getting a recovery for you. There is no fee for the initial or subsequent consultations.

Guidance For The Injured Worker: Start The Healing Process Today

The workers’ compensation lawyer at Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP, stands up for you so that you get the maximum benefits you are eligible for. Call our law firm in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to schedule a free consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation case.

Social Security Disability — Third-Party Liability Lawsuits: Additional Sources Of Relief For Injured Workers

After a serious job site accident, the injured worker may be a clear candidate for Social Security Disability benefits in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. These are totally different programs, but a coordinated effort can be helpful. Furthermore, a third-party liability claim against a private individual or company may be an option after a workplace injury. Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP, is diligent to ensure that our clients are well-informed and receive the guidance necessary to tap into all available sources of monetary relief after a workplace injury.