Last Updated: 11/16/2023
Your employer is tasked with choosing reasonable medical care to treat your work injury in Iowa.
If you are not satisfied with the medical care your employer chooses in your Iowa Workers' Compensation claim, you should discuss your concerns with your employer or the insurance company and request alternate care.
If you are told that alternate medical care is not an option, you can apply for alternate medical care through the Workers' Compensation commissioner.
If you want another doctor because the doctor your employer chose gave you an impairment rating that you think is unacceptable, you can see another doctor at your employer's expense.
Although some Iowa Workers' Compensation claim disputes can be handled when all parties communicate effectively and share their concerns, this is not always the case. When your dispute cannot be resolved, your case will be contested before the Workers' Compensation commissioner.
It would be in your best interest to consult with a Des Moines Workers' Compensation attorney if your case must be contested.
Your attorney can explain your legal options and may be able to fight on your behalf to help you receive the alternate medical care you desire.
Your Des Moines Workers' Compensation attorney might also be able to make sure that you are appropriately compensated for your work injuries. Your attorney will consider the long-term prognosis of your injury, changes in your quality of life and your pain and suffering.
A Des Moines Workers' Compensation attorney can help you get the most value out of your Iowa Workers' Compensation claim.
Contacting a Des Moines Workers' Compensation Attorney
The Des Moines Workers' Compensation attorney team at Walker, Billingsley & Bair work hard to level the field between injured Iowans and insurance companies. That's why we provide this FREE book, Iowa Workers' Compensation - An Insider's Guide to Work Injuries: 7 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid If You Are Hurt At Work. To learn more about what our legal team will do to help you protect your Iowa work injury claim, contact Walker, Billingsley & Bair to schedule a no-cost consultation - (888) 435-9886.