People who are injured in the course of doing their jobs have various benefits available under Iowa Workers' Compensation law. The following is a brief overview of the types of benefits available, but as the Workers' Compensation field can be complex you should consider the counsel of an attorney if you have suffered such an injury.
If you have suffered a personal injury through the fault of someone else, you may be able to collect damages (aka money) through the court system. As an injured party, you are not limited to recover only the specific amount of money an accident caused you to spend - such as a hospital bill. Instead, damages can be classified into two general categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are more tangible and can generally be found as the amount of money spent as a result of the accident, such as the amount of medical expenses. Non-economic damages can be awarded for things like pain and suffering - which may not have an evident, specific dollar amount like a hospital bill.
Statute of limitations (SOL) are the laws that set a specific period of time for bringing certain kinds of legal actions. SOLs vary from state to state and between types of claims. To ensure the possibility for recovery it is important to be aware of applicable SOLs and to allow your attorney sufficient time to bring your claim. If you have any questions you should contact an attorney.