When you are injured on the job, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage provides benefits that can include medical care and ongoing treatment. Your employer (and its insurance carrier) assigns one or more appropriate treatment providers for your medical needs (e.g., an orthopedist, physical therapist, or other skilled professional). Rather than reimbursing you for out-of-pocket…

Although workers’ compensation is intended to allow employees who are injured at work to receive compensation more quickly and easily than filing a lawsuit, the claims process can be complicated. A work comp claim can be delayed, rejected, or denied for a variety of reasons. 1. Delay in Reporting The first step in obtaining Iowa workers’…

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