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Types Of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers' compensation benefits are complex and difficult to navigate. If you need assistance filing a claim for benefits or if you have been denied benefits, workers' compensation attorney Gregory Peterson can help you pursue full and fair compensation.

Our firm can help you maximize your chances of recovering benefits such as:

  • Medical treatment: Under Iowa's workers' compensation laws, you are entitled to benefits covering the cost of medical treatment required to treat your injury.
  • Temporary total disability (TTD): This benefit applies if you are temporarily unable to work because of the severity of your injury.
  • Permanent disability: If you will be disabled for the rest of your life because of a work injury, you are entitled to compensation. The exact type and amount depend on whether you can still work and what kind of work you can still do.

In addition to these basic benefits, there are other expenses that may be compensable under Iowa's workers' compensation laws:

  • Gas mileage for transportation to medical treatment appointments
  • Unpaid medical/prescription bills remaining after your original claim
  • Psychological treatment in some cases of severe injury.

When pursuing workers' compensation, injured workers often run into red tape, confusing regulations and even claim denials from employers and their insurers. Lawyer Greg Peterson has been representing the injured and disabled for more than 30 years.

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To speak with our knowledgeable staff about your workers' compensation claim and learn more about the benefits available to you, please contact us online or call our Des Moines office at 515-612-7219.