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BALANCING MEDICAL CARE WITH THE NEED TO WORK...

Balancing medical care with the need to work... As we watch the "Occupy Wall Street" protest movement grows throughout the United States we see the faces of concerned citizens who protest for many reasons. One important issue that many people share in common is... Jobs.  Our country faces tremendous challenges as we transition away from the fossil fuel economy and move towards an alternative energy world. The fundamental question of needing to work, filters all the way down to the Iowa Work Comp level as well.  In our cases, clients struggle with the need to successfully rehabilitate injuries versus the need to put food on the table for their family.  Many clients are faced with hard choices such as:  do I continue to let the doctor keep me off work while I rehabilitate my injury or do I cut short my medical treatment in an effort to get a clean release so that I can go back to my old job or find new work? Wow!  This is a tough problem and one that should be carefully considered before making a definitive step either way.  Some clients cut short their needed medical care hoping that they will find a job.  But, when they terminate their medical care they find that jobs aren't there.  And once the insurance company stopped paying for injury-related medical care, it will almost never starts again.  These problems need to be carefully considered and fully discussed with your attorney.

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