Who is eligible for Workers' Compensation?
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 workers’ compensation insurance policy specifically including the proprietor or partner. [85.1A, 85.61(13)]
Division of Workers' Compensation site
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