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Iowa Employer Subject to Penalty for Not Paying Injured Worker With Zero Impairment

On April 21, 2010, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued an opinion that will almost certainly be appealed, and will cause considerable discussion among insurance carriers and employers. In Williams v. KW Products and Hartford Insurance , the Iowa Court of Appeals considered the claim of an injured worker...

Iowa: High Court Allows Apportionment for Prior Disability, Clarifies Earlier Ruling

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 A, suffered an additional work-related injury working...