Iowa Supreme Court Addresses Compensability of Idiopathic Falls

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

On November 16, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling addressing the compensability of idiopathic falls. Previously the Court said, “The workers’ compensation statute is not a general health insurance policy that extends to all injuries that happen to...


Alison Stewart Recognized by ISBA for Pro Bono Service

Attorney Alison Stewart has been recognized by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) as a member of its Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2017-2018. Alison provided 50+ hours of service through the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project for clients who would otherwise be unable...


Attorney Tyler Smith Speaks at 2018 IAWC Seminar

Attorney Tyler Smith is a speaker October 19 at the 40th Annual Seminar for The Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. His presentation is titled, “Agency Case Law Update.” Read more about the conference at IAWC Seminar.


Notice of Delay for Start of Workers' Compensation Electronic Filing, Case Management, Hearing Scheduling and EDI System (WCES)

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

The Division of Workers’ Compensation is announcing a delay in the roll-out of WCES, the new electronic filing, case management, hearing scheduling and EDI system for workers’ compensation.

The Division had planned to Go-Live on December 3,...


Firm Supports 2018 Bras for the Cause Gala Fundraiser

Designed by staff members at Peddicord Wharton, these seven Bras and many more will be auctioned October 11 at the annual Gala fundraiser for Bras for the Cause. Currently on display at Valley West Mall, the public can vote on the Bras during


Peddicord Attorneys Attend Annual Workers' Compensation Institute

Attorneys Adam Bates, Alison Stewart, Kathryn Johnson and Nick Cooling attended the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s 2018 Conference October 19-22 in Orlando, Florida. The 73rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and the 30th Annual Safety and Health Conference focuses on national workers’ compensation...


Lee Hook Recognized in U.S. News Best Lawyers© 2019 Edition

Attorney Lee Hook has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for the 2019 edition in the area of Workers' Compensation - Employers. Lee has been recognized in this category since 2011.

Since it was...


Lee Hook Speaking at NWCDN Annual Conference

Attorney Lee Hook will be a speaker at the annual NWCDN conference, September 27, 2018 in Minneapolis. He will be presenting a Q&A on Iowa Law. Peddicord Wharton is a member of the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, a unique and dynamic organization consisting of attorneys representing...


Kathryn Johnson is a presenter at Iowa Self-Insurers Association's Annual Conference

On September 20, 2018, attorney Kathryn Johnson will be speaking at the Iowa Self-Insurers Association's Annual Conference in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Her topic:  Case Law Update
Learn about relevant Appellate and Agency Cases impacting Iowa workers compensation claims including an update on Evenson v. Winnebago from ...


Introducing WCES and CourtCall at the Division of Iowa Workers’ Compensation

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

WCES - Workers' Compensation Electronic System 

A new electronic filing system is tentatively scheduled to be implemented beginning in December of 2018. The new system will be known as Workers’ Compensation Electronic System,...


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