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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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Can I Have Multiple Employers for Purposes of Workers’ Compensation?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Workers’ compensation is considered the “exclusive remedy” under Iowa law for employees to seek compensation from their employers for a work-related injury. In other words, you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against your company if you are already receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The law is designed to guarantee employees receive medical and wage… Read More »

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Who Pays My Workers’ Compensation Claim If My Employer Is Sold to Another Company?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Just about every Iowa employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is supposed to ensure that injured employees have access to medical benefits and compensation for lost wages in the event of a work-related accident. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not entirely clear who owns a given employer, especially if the corporate entity has… Read More »

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The Importance of Proving “Causation” in Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Workers’ compensation benefits in Iowa depend on “causation”–that is, whether or not you can prove that your injury arose out of your employment. The mere fact you are injured does not, in and of itself, establish causation. For example, if you suffer from a degenerative condition, the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission may determine that–not… Read More »

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Can I See My Own Doctor If I’m Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

As a general rule, when you receive medical care for a job-related injury under workers’ compensation, your employer has the right to choose your doctors. There are, however, several exceptions to this rule. For instance, if you require emergency medical care and cannot immediately reach your employer, you are free to go to the… Read More »

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Can I Receive Industrial Disability Benefits Even if My Doctor Claims I’m Fully Healed?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Many Iowa workers’ compensation claims involve short-term injuries where the employee is back at work within a few days or weeks. But if a workplace accident leaves you with an industrial disability–that is, a permanent injury to your “body as a whole”–you are legally entitled to permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. The exact level… Read More »

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Iowa Workers’ Compensation FAQs

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Did you know that here in Iowa most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that employees who experience a qualifying work-related injury or illness are able to collect workers’ compensation benefits? Because the ins and outs of Iowa’s workers’ compensation system can be a bit confusing a brief overview of this… Read More »

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Important Workers’ Compensation Time Limitations to be Aware of in Iowa

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Here in Iowa we have workers’ compensation laws that require most employers within the state to provide benefits to employees who sustain qualifying injuries or illnesses in the course of their employment. However, in order to be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits in Iowa the injured employee must abide by several key time… Read More »

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Occupational Asbestos Exposure and Workers’ Compensation

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Prior to the 1970s many American construction projects utilized insulation containing asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral fiber compound that, due to its resistance to heat, fire, and many different types of chemicals, was used in many everyday products and building materials before it was discovered that asbestos exposure can cause of number of serious… Read More »

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Who is Eligible to Collect Workers’ Compensation in Iowa?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

Iowa’s workers’ compensation system exists in order to provide benefits to certain employees who become injured or ill in the course of their employment. Under Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Act this compensation is available for nearly all Iowa employees who sustain a work-related injury or illness, however, it is important to note that some employees… Read More »

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How Does My Workers’ Compensation Claim Proceed if I’m Injured By a Third Party?

By Noyes Law Office, P.C. |

When you are injured “on the job” in Iowa and the cause for your injury is clearly your own carelessness or the carelessness of your employer or a coworker, the process through which your workers’ compensation claim will proceed is clear: upon filing of your claim, you will be entitled to benefits to help… Read More »

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Wrongful death. A 35 year old married mother of two killed.

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Rear-End Motor Vehicle Accident.

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Settlement for spouse of deceased worker.

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Confidential Premises Liability Settlement.

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Auto accident with resulting post-concussive head complications.


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Injury from work with complications after surgery.

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88 year old man rear ended.


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Workers Compensation Settlememt. Bilateral carpal tunnel injury.

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Read-End Accident with Tinitus Diagnosis.

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Injured back.


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Workers Compensation and PI Settlement. Slip and Fall with a broken arm and torn rotator cuff

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Slip and Fall. Broken leg of a 67 year old.

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Slip and Fall. Broken hip of 83 year old woman.

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Non-displaced fractured hip.

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Aggravation of degeneration disk disease.

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Bilateral carpal tunnel.


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32 year old man hit while on moped. Contusion resulting in chronic regional pain syndrome.

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Fractured wrist and sprained back.

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Car vs. Pedestrian. Policy limits for sprained knee.

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