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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 …

Can You Get Iowa Work Comp Benefits if Your Employer Goes Out of Business?

The Iowa workers’ compensation system is complex and creates many unknowns for an injured worker. When their employer goes out of business in the middle of a workers’ compensation claim, it only complicates things further. The good news for an injured worker: regardless of whether your employer has gone out of business, you are still …


RSH Legal Attorneys Win $1.8 Million Verdict for Worker Injured at Iowa Luke Bryan Concert

RSH Legal personal injury attorneys Tim Semelroth and Brian C. Ivers secured a $1.8 million verdict for Frank Sgambellone, a former sound engineer who was injured while working for the Luke Bryan tour. Originally from Massachusetts, Frank was at the UNI-Dome helping with concert takedown in February 2016 when he was struck and run over …

Can an Independent Contractor Receive Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you are an Iowa employee that is injured while working, you likely qualify for Iowa workers’ compensation benefits if: You are employed and/or hired in Iowa Injured while working in Iowa; or Regularly work in Iowa. That means the employers of workers that qualify for Iowa’s workers’ compensation system are subject to the laws …

Does a Back Injury Qualify for Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Injuring your back at work is a common way for a worker to seriously hurt themselves, but some costly mistakes often prevent injured Iowans from getting all rightfully owed benefits for this injury. If you believe you have recently suffered a back injury due to work in Iowa, there are some important steps to consider. Did …

Why Would the Work Comp Insurance Company Deny My Iowa Work Injury Claim?

Although some employees are lucky and have positive experiences when dealing with the workers’ compensation insurance company, it is critical to recognize that Insurance companies are not on our side. Oftentimes, employees report a legitimate claim to their employer, which is passed on to the workers’ compensation insurance company, and it results in a denial. …

Which Work Injuries are Not Covered by Iowa Workers’ Compensation?

In order for something to be a work injury in Iowa, it must happen at work, have some relationship to the work activities, and be medically caused by work activities.  While some injures may appear to be work-related, that is not always the case. Let’s talk about some of the injuries that are not covered …


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