Peters Law Firm, P.C. Peters Law Firm, P.C.
712-328-3157 888-840-3157

workers' compensation Archives

Changes to Workers' Compensation: Medical Examinations

House File 518, signed into law by Governor Branstad, made significant changes to Iowa's workers' compensation law. These changes took effect on July 1, 2017 and will likely lead to increased costs of litigation. One of these changes concerns doctor examinations of injured employees.

Scheduled Member Injuries in Workers' Compensation

The Code of Iowa spells out the compensation a worker can receive for permanently injuring specific body parts while on the job. The Code refers to various body parts as 'scheduled members' and Section 85.34(2) provides a length of time an injured worker can recover weekly compensation for their injury.

Employee or Independent Contractor Classification and the Effect on Workers' Compensation Coverage

The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is an important one for the purposes of Workers' Compensation coverage. Employees are generally covered under Workers' Compensation laws, while independent contractors are not*.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

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.


Council Bluffs Office
233 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1078
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Toll Free: 888-840-3157
Phone: 712-328-3157
Fax: 712-328-9092
Map & Directions

Neola Office
303 Front St
Neola, IA 51559

Toll Free: 888-840-3157
Phone: 712-485-2265
Map & Directions