• Tom Fowler

Des Moines, Iowa Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know

Worker's compensation is a system in the United States and many other countries that provides benefits to workers injured or ill due to their job. In Des Moines, Iowa, worker's compensation is a requirement for most employers. If you are injured on the job or develop an illness related to your work, you may be entitled to benefits under the workers' compensation system. This blog post will discuss what you need to know about Des Moines, Iowa, worker's compensation. More can be found here.


To be eligible for worker's compensation benefits in Des Moines, Iowa, you must have been injured or become ill due to your job. You must have reported your injury or illness to your employer within four days of the incident. If you were injured outside of work or illness related to your job, you would not be eligible for benefits. Read about Des Moines, Iowa Workers Compensation: The Benefits of Having Coverage here.



Once you have reported your injury or illness to your employer, they will have four days to file a claim with the Iowa Workers Compensation Commission. If your employer does not file a claim within four days, you may file a claim yourself. You will need to fill out a Des Moines, Iowa Worker's Compensation Claim form to file a claim. This form can be found on the Iowa Workers Compensation Commission website. After you have filed a claim, the Des Moines, Iowa Workers Compensation Commission will determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits.