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WORKPLACE INJURIES - DO NOT ASSUME ALL MEDICAL IS PAID FOR

Workplace injuries can become more complicated after the Iowa Supreme Court handed down a decision that complicates the process for an employee who has suffered workplace injuries. This happens when an employer controls their medical care due to the workplace injury. In a normal Workers' Compensation case, the employer must pay for the care if it is related to your injury. So, a person with a bad knee who is sent for an x-ray can expect the expense of the x-ray to be covered by the employer. In many cases, an employee with a knee injury, for example, may have to rely on the other knee to support his body weight. This can put stress on the opposite knee and back. But in order to ensure the care for the opposite knee and back are paid for by the employer, the safest bet is to ask the employer for authorization in written form before seeking care.

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