New Development in Industrial Disability and Return to Work

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith The Iowa Workers’ Compensation law underwent significant changes last legislative session (2017), going into effect for work-related injuries occurring after July 1, 2017. For a comprehensive summary, look (for those...


New Workers’ Compensation Legislation and Administrative Rules

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart On March 30, 2017, new legislation signed into law by Governor Branstad made significant changes to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation laws. On December 20, 2017, new administrative rules were adopted. These changes will be...


Online Fraud Reporting System

A new Fraud Bureau within the Iowa Insurance Division investigates insurance fraud in workers’ compensation cases, which is a Class D Felony under Iowa Code Chapter 507E. Below is the link to the online reporting form to be used to report potential fraud to the Bureau. The...


Legal Update - Workers' Compensation Legislation

Legal Update by Attorney Lee Hook Major legislative changes occurred in Iowa effective for all injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2017. Under prior law injured workers were awarded permanency benefits based on loss of earning capacity for non-extremity type injuries including the neck, shoulders,...


Legal Update – Medical Malpractice Legislation

Legal Update by Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt Both the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate have approved legislation that would cap financial awards in medical malpractice lawsuits except in severe cases. The bill passed the Senate on a 37-12 vote and the House on a 65-32 vote. The bill...


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