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Can filing a workers’ compensation claim harm my boss’s Des Moines business?

If you suffered a workplace injury, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance, not your employer, will pay you benefits if you are eligible. Your employer typically will not face any penalties either, unless it is in violation of state or federal law. Read on to learn more about how workers’ compensation protects employers and under what circumstances an employer may actually suffer some degree of harm. Employers Must Maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance By law, most employers in Iowa must carry workers’ compensation insurance that pays workers benefits if they sustain injuries while on the job. There are few exceptions. Employers who fail to do so may face both civil as well as criminal penalties. Thus, it benefits employers to ... Read More »

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