Question :
Who is eligible for Workers' Compensation?
 
Answer :
Most employees who are injured in Iowa, working under contract of hire made in Iowa, or whose employment is principally localized in Iowa, are eligible for benefits if they have a job-related injury. (85.71)

There are few classifications of employees who are exempt from the law, and therefore not eligible for benefits, please consult with a compliance administrator with the Division of Workers' Compensation.

Proprietors (independent contractors) limited liability company members and partners are not considered employees but may elect to be covered by purchasing a valid workersí compensation insurance policy specifically including the proprietor or partner. [85.1A, 85.61(13)]

Division of Workers' Compensation site

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