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Reporting an Iowa Work Injury 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Protecting Your Work Comp Claim

Getting injured at work can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Knowing how to report a work injury is crucial for ensuring your rights are protected and you receive the necessary benefits and medical attention. By following these steps, you can correctly report your work injury and protect yourself. Step 1: Notify Your Supervisor or …

7 Key Factors That Affect the Value of Your Iowa Workers’ Compensation Settlement

If you’ve been injured at work in Iowa and are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, you might wonder how much your workers comp settlement will be worth. Several key factors come into play when determining the value of your workers’ compensation settlement. Understanding these factors can help you have realistic expectations and obtain a fair …

What Happens if My Iowa Employer Doesn’t Report my Work Injury to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company?

Iowa law is clear about the requirement an employer has to report workplace injuries to workmans’ compensation within 90 days. While some injured workers in Iowa have employers who properly report and submit work injuries to their workers’ compensation carrier, many employers ignore injured workers, presenting them with this issue at the start of their …

If I Was Injured at Work in Iowa, Who Pays the Medical Bills?

When an individual is injured at work in Iowa, there are certain benefits the worker is entitled to under Iowa’s workers’ compensation laws. One of the most important benefits for an injured worker is the entitlement to medical benefits. What Benefits Does Iowa Work Comp Insurance Have to Pay? If an employer and its insurance …

How Long Can an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claim Stay Open?

Workers’ compensation claims, under Iowa law, are unique in that certain events in an injured worker’s claim have different deadlines before a claim may be barred by the statute of limitations. Telling Your Employer about Your Iowa Work Injury First, before getting to the specific benefits a worker is entitled to under Iowa law, an …

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Back and Neck Injuries

Injuring your back or neck at work can be two of the most serious work injuries Iowa workers face. Because of this, those that suffer serious back and neck injuries are rightfully entitled to certain benefits under Iowa law. 3 Types of Iowa Work Comp Benefits Like all accepted workers’ compensation claims in Iowa, there …

Is Your Iowa Workers’ Compensation Adjuster Telling You the Truth?

If you are injured at work and there is an open Iowa workers’ compensation claim, the injured worker will almost always be interacting with a work comp adjuster that works for the insurance carrier. The adjuster is employed by the insurance carrier to manage the claim on behalf of the insurance company. This means a …

3 Things to Know About Factory Injuries and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Because of its labor-intensive nature, factory workers in Iowa commonly experience workplace injuries that qualify for Iowa workers’ compensation benefits. In fact, it is likely you or someone you know has been injured because of working at a factory in Iowa. Because of this, there are important issues that all individuals should be aware of …

Can I Get Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Self-Inflicted Injuries?

Under the Iowa workers’ compensation system, it is important to know that you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if the injury was your fault. Often, injured workers may not realize that the workers’ compensation system does not entirely depend on who was at fault for the accident. Because of this, there are …

Most Iowans Don’t Know About This Workers’ Compensation Benefit You Can Receive After an Injury at Work

Even when an injured worker is receiving Iowa workers’ compensation benefits, there are times when there may be unknown benefits available. Certain types of cases may qualify for a “Second Injury Fund” claim. Most injured workers are never told about this, but it is important to understand what this could potentially mean for you.  Iowa’s …

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