Workers' Compensation

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Iowa: High Court Allows Apportionment for Prior Disability, Clarifies Earlier Ruling
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an Iowa employee worked concurrently for employer A (“A”) and employer B (“B”), sustained compensable permanent injuries while working for A, received a permanent impairment award from A and, after ceasing employment with... Read More

Iowa: Subjective Intent Does Not Ordinarily Determine the Issue of Employment Status
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An Iowa appellate court held that substantial evidence supported the workers' compensation commissioner's conclusion that an injured worker who worked for an hourly wage as a carpenter, at sites and times dictated by the employer, was an employee... Read More

Iowa: No Claim for Bad-Faith Denial Could Be Maintained Where Insurer Had Reasonable Basis for Initial Denial
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Acknowledging that Iowa law recognized a common-law cause of action against an insurer for bad-faith denial or delay of insurance benefits, and the tort has been extended to include workers' compensation cases, an Iowa appellate court nevertheless... Read More