Shoulder Injury Found to Extend Into the Body as a Whole

Legal Update by Attorney Nick Cooling and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Numerous decisions have interpreted the definition of “shoulder” since the Iowa legislature added it as a scheduled member under Iowa Code 85.34(n) in 2017. The most recent decision…


Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation Updates its Website with 2021-2022 Information

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has updated its website with the following information. You can view the information by clicking on the corresponding links below or through the News and Updates webpage on the DWC website. Ratebook Spreadsheet for July 1, 2021 through June 30,…


Alison Stewart Moderates Session at ABA's Work Comp Virtual Seminar

On May 27, 2021, Attorney Alison Stewart served as the moderator for one of the three panel discussions at the 2021 Workers' Compensation Spring Virtual Seminar, sponsored by ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Expert panelists examined the variations in workers' compensation and…


Iowa District Court Affirms Agency Shoulder Decision

Legal Update by Attorneys Nick Cooling, Alison Stewart, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar On April 29, 2021, an Iowa District Court affirmed a final decision of the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission relating to interpretation of the shoulder under amended section 85.34. You can view…


Attorney Bates Obtains Dismissal in Front of Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission

Attorney Adam Bates obtained a complete defense verdict for his client in front of the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission. Claimant had alleged an injury to his low back and claimed entitlement to significant industrial disability as a result. The injury was denied by Mr. Bates’ client…


Spring 2021 Workers' Compensation Virtual Seminar

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Thursday, May 27, 2021Noon - 3:30 p.m. CST   Sponsored by the American Bar Association – Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability Committee Join us for this 3-hour CLE program. Expert panelists will examine the variations in workers' compensation and employer…


Webinar - Benefits in Iowa - April 15

Complementary Webinar for Peddicord Wharton clients and partners Benefits in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and WisconsinThursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am CSTPeddicord Wharton attorney Adam Bates will be among the presenters for the webinar.A Multi-State Webinar produced by the National Workers'…


Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Vicarious Liability

Legal Update by Attorneys Clarissa Bierstedt, Adam Bates, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar In Jones v. The Glenwood Golf Corporation, the Iowa Supreme Court addressed a matter of first impression: Does an injured passenger’s settlement and release of negligence claims against the …


Vaccination Legislation

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Five Iowa Senators recently sponsored a bill related to COVID-19 and other vaccinations. Senate File 193 would prohibit employers from imposing vaccination mandates. Under the proposed bill, employers could…


Iowa Court of Appeals Rules on Workers’ Compensation Matters

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart, Nick Cooling, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals recently addressed workers’ compensation benefits, causation, and penalties in Regional Care Hospital Partners Inc. v. Marrs. Claimant Marrs injured her back and neck…


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