With few exceptions, employers in Iowa are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Insurance coverage applies if you were injured at work or while conducting work for your employer. The injury can be due to a single injurious event, and also to what is termed a cumulative injury due to repeated activity or exposures over time.
Coverage under Iowa law exists even if you happen to get injured out of state while conducting business for your Iowa employer.
There is also Iowa coverage if you live in Iowa, work out of state, and your employer has a place of business in Iowa. However, employers may try to deny valid claims, offer less than fair compensation, or use other tactics to intimidate employees into not filing claims. There are literally hundreds of legal issues that may arise. If you have been injured at work, make sure you at least consult with an experienced Iowa worker’s compensation attorney to offer some advice, and who is willing to fight for what you are entitled to.
If you or someone you know has been injured at work and you would like to discuss your case with an attorney, please contact Walt Thomas at Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP today at 712-309-3738.