Workers’ Compensation Penalty Benefits Explained

Doctor examining the back of injured worker

Under Iowa Workers’ Compensation Law, injured employees are entitled to fair treatment and prompt penalty benefits. Furthermore, employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers are prohibited from delaying, denying, or terminating benefits in the absence of a “reasonable or probable cause or excuse.” Unreasonable and excessively long delays can result in a penalty of up to […]

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Workers’ Compensation: What Is Alternate Medical Care?


If you have sustained a work-related injury, you probably have a lot of questions, including how you obtain medical care through your workers’ compensation benefits. The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act gives employers and their insurance carriers the right to choose the doctors and other health care professionals who provide medical care to their injured workers. […]

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