Archives for July 2011

Iowa Workers Compensation – Injury Worker Rights to Doctor

If you have been hurt on the job you have probably recieved care you think is substandard.  Though, perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who have been sent to a physician you like right away.  Iowa Workers Compensation Law gives the insurance company the right to control and direct care.  However, despite what […]


Iowa Workers Compensation – Do Not Trust Insurer’s Rate

Under the Iowa Workers Compensation laws,unless you are a part time employee, the general rule for the calculation of your weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate is to find the Average Weekly Wages (AWW) for the 13 REPRESENTATIVE weeks immediately before your injury.  The key is what a representative week is and it is often times open to […]


Iowa Workers Compensation – Good News – Mileage Rate Increases

Starting on July 1, 2011, under the Iowa Workers Compensation Commissioner’s rules, the mileage rate payable to injured workers has increased to now 55.5 cents a mile.  Make sure you are being paid correctly.  I see carriers overlook the mileage reimbursement rate far too often. Mileage changes every July 1 and lasts the entire year.  The updated […]