- Sep 24, 2019
- Company News
Peddicord Wharton, LLP seeks hard-working, self-motivated individual for entry-level Associate Attorney position in our fast-paced, high-volume law firm located in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Check out the role description in our Employment section of the website.
For the 8th consecutive year, Peddicord Wharton staff members have again designed Bras – 8 wildly different designs shown below – to be auctioned at the 13th annual Gala fundraiser, Bras for the Cause. The 2019 Gala will be held Thursday, October...
The following three Peddicord Wharton attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for the 2020 edition.
Workers' Compensation - Employers
- Lee Hook -- 2011 - 2020
- Tim Wegman -- 2020
- Alison Stewart -- 2020
Since it was first published in...
A new electronic filing system has been implemented beginning July 22, 2019. The new system is known as Workers’ Compensation Electronic System, or WCES (pronounced “wick-ess”). The system will provide for electronic filing of all pleadings and...
Attorney Alison Stewart was named a Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers®, which is part of Thomson Reuters. ...
- Jul 12, 2019
- Company News
Peddicord Wharton is excited to announce that its rate and interest calculators have been updated. We encourage you to visit the Resources page on our website and take advantage of the resources we have there for you, including a...
Legal Update by Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt
In the case of Hawkins v. Grinnell Regional Medical Center, a terminated employee (Hawkins) sued his former employer (Grinnell) alleging they discriminated against him because of his age and his disability – i.e., his status as a cancer patient....
The Iowa Court of Appeals Revisits Basis of Cumulative Injury Claims in the Context of Successive Injuries
- Jun 05, 2019
- Legal Updates
Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith
Gumm v. Easter Seal Society of Iowa, File No. 18-1051 (Iowa, May 15, 2019)
The issue in this case involved whether a claimant, after sustaining a traumatic, acute injury, is allowed to bring a cumulative injury claim with regard ...
Iowa Supreme Court Addresses Work Comp Insurer, Third-Party Administrator Liability for Civil Damages
Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart
Two recent Iowa Supreme Court decisions have addressed liability of workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators. In both cases, the Court
declined to extend liability.
- May 30, 2019
- Company News
Providing an in-depth look from a variety of angles at Iowa’s workers’ compensation laws, Peddicord Wharton attorneys partnered with SFM Insurance Companies to present a full-day seminar to SFM clients on May 10, 2019.
The Peddicord firm is committed in helping to keep clients up-to-date on work...