If you’re enjoyed while working, then filing for workers’ compensation is an option that you should consider. This will allow for getting money for the time missed at work and for getting medical treatments and bills paid for so that you can focus on healing. In order to be covered under Iowa workers compensation law, you need to be an employee with the company. Your injury must have occurred because of actions that happened while on the job or related to your job. Unfortunately, there are some employers who don’t offer this kind of coverage because of the nature of the work that is done each day.
If you’re injured, then you might think that you aren’t able to go back to work until you have completely recovered. In some situations, you can return to work while you’re still receiving benefits, but if your wages are more than what you’re making, then your benefits would likely stop. Keep in mind that even though compensation covers injuries while on the job, it doesn’t mean that you can do something to intentionally harm yourself just so you can get money and stay out of work. If your injuries are a result of being intoxicated in any way, then you will likely not receive any benefits from the employer and could even lose your job.
There are times when you can receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you aren’t on the job site. The final decision would depend on the kind of job that you have and where the injury happened. An example would be if you’re working for a company and are asked to travel and are injured while staying in a hotel. Since the injury occurred while still working for the employer, then you would likely be able to receive benefits. The best option would be to contact an attorney who can offer assistance with obtaining benefits and following through with all of the required paperwork.