New Iowa Workers' Compensation Laws Effective July 1, 2017

House File 518, legislation making significant changes to Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation laws goes into effect on July 1, 2017.  Major changes were made relating to shoulder injuries and industrial disability, while many other changes relating to intoxication defense, determining date of injury, commencement of PPD, credits for overpayments, apportionment, IMEs, interest, and temporary benefits were also made.  

All sections will apply to injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2017 with the exception of the changes to laws relating to commutations, which will apply to all commutation applications filed on or after July 1, 2017.  Resources related to the changes in the law are available here. The full text of the new legislation can be found here.

The attorneys at Hopkins & Huebner P.C. are prepared to assist our clients in answering questions and providing assistance during this time of transition.

Attorneys in the Workers' Compensation Defense Group

Maggie Boesen Anne Clark E.J. Giovannetti Matthew Grotnes
E.J. Kelly
Valerie Landis
Jane Lorentzen Jeff Margolin
M. Anne McAtee Amanda Motto Lara Plaisance  

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