Iowa Court of Appeals Rules on IME Reimbursement

Legal Update by Attorney Nick Cooling, Alison Stewart, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Iowa Code section 85.39 provides, in part, that: (1) an injured employee shall submit for a medical examination at no cost to them when directed by their employer, and (2) if...


Save the Date - 2021 Virtual NWCDN Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATE 2021 Virtual Annual Conference Presented by: National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network ~ Today's Trends & Tomorrow's Solutions – The COVID Conundrum ~ Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Begins...


Iowa Court of Appeals Rules on Workers’ Compensation Matters

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled on several workers’ compensation matters. In Pesicka v. Snap-On Logistics Company, the Claimant and Employer reached a settlement agreement following a foot injury....


Peddicord Wharton Sponsors Summer Events for Worthy Causes

With community and industry events opening back up from the pandemic, Peddicord Wharton is proud to have sponsored several wonderful organizations this summer to benefit worthy causes. Polk County Bar Association – Annual Bench and Bar Golf Tournament, held June 4 in Des Moines,...


Iowa Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Construction Company

Legal Update by Attorney Adam Bates and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals recently heard an appeal involving a claim for breach of implied warranty of workmanlike construction in McIntosh v. Classic Builders, Inc. The court ultimately...


Alison Stewart Named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars for Third Year

    Attorney Alison Stewart was named a Rising Star for the third consecutive year in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2021 Super Lawyers' Great Plains Rising Stars edition. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence...


Shoulder Injury Found to Extend Into the Body as a Whole

Legal Update by Attorney Nick Cooling and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Numerous decisions have interpreted the definition...


Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation Updates its Website with 2021-2022 Information

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has updated its website with the following information. You can view the information by clicking on the corresponding links below or through the News and Updates webpage on the DWC website. Ratebook Spreadsheet for July 1,...


Alison Stewart Moderates Session at ABA's Work Comp Virtual Seminar

On May 27, 2021, Attorney Alison Stewart served as the moderator for one of the three panel discussions at the 2021 Workers' Compensation Spring Virtual Seminar, sponsored by ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Expert panelists examined the variations in workers' compensation and...


Iowa District Court Affirms Agency Shoulder Decision

Legal Update by Attorneys Nick Cooling, Alison Stewart, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar On April 29, 2021, an Iowa District Court affirmed a final decision of the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission relating to interpretation of the shoulder under amended...


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