Iowa Bill Prevents Off-Duty Employees from Receiving Workers’ Comp

A new bill that has been approved in the Iowa House will prevent workers who are injured at the workplace while they are off duty from collecting workers’ compensation.

The bill was created after an employee of a company was given $30,000 in workers’ compensation after she was injured while running personal errands at her company. Because this case is currently under appeal by the state, some House members who are against the bill have said that they believe the bill was created solely to shorten the appeal of the previously mentioned case.

Despite the concerns of some, the bill was passed 56-36, and the bill will almost definitely have an effect on the outcome of this appeal case.

If you or someone you love has been injured at the workplace and would like more information on collecting workers’ comp, please contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.

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