Workers' Compensation Statute of Limitations

If you have suffered a work related injury, it is important that you give notice to your employer, as soon as possible. Unless the employer has knowledge of the occurrence of the injury within ninety (90) days, you will not be able to pursue a claim for workers' compensation benefits. The safest way to give notice of an injury is in writing. Your attorney may give written notice for you. You should be aware that there are some legal exceptions to this 90-day rule. Iowa Code §§ 85.23-24 However, to be on the safe side, we recommend that you tell your employer and treating doctors about how, when, and where you were injured, as soon as possible.

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STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS IN IOWA WORKER'S COMPENSATION CASES

Statutes of limitations are time limits in which a suit must be brought or you waive your right to any recovery. For most workers' compensation claims it is two (2) years from the date of your injury, or three (3) years from date of last payment of weekly benefits, though there are some exceptions. Iowa Code § 85.26 Contact us for help.

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS IN IOWA PERSONAL INJURY CASES

In Iowa, an injured person has two (2) years from the date of an injury to file a lawsuit in Iowa District Court and protect their rights. Iowa Code § 614.1 Contact us for help.