Agency Rules on Apportionment, Employer’s Right to Credit

By Attorneys Alison Stewart and Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Recent arbitration decision, Rife v. P.M. Lattner Manufacturing Company, reviewed apportionment of disability and an employer’s right to a credit. The issue in this case was whether the employer was entitled to a credit…


September/October Case Law Update

By Attorneys Alison Stewart and Nick Cooling and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The issue in Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc. v. Simons was whether a tear of the claimant’s right quadriceps tendon was a scheduled injury of the leg or a whole body injury. The employer argued this was scheduled under 85.34…


Register Today - 2021 Virtual Annual Conference on Workers' Compensation

Today's Trends & Tomorrow's Solutions – The COVID Conundrum Wednesday, November 10, 2021Virtual - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CSTComplementary Conference Presented by the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network in partnership with the WorkersCompensation.com Center for Education…


Shoulder Combined with Scheduled Member Compensated Industrially Under ‘Catch All’ Provision

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar In August of 2018, Claimant Carmer sustained an injury to her right shoulder while working for Nordstrom, Inc. The employer accepted liability for the right shoulder injury. Carmer underwent a right…


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 a permanent disability…


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 at 10:00 a.m. CST Full Day of Programming This…


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…


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, which…


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 ruled in favor of the Defendant…


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 in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in the Great…


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