Offer of Light Duty Employment for Truck Driver Injured at Work in Iowa was Unreasonable

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently decided a case involving an Iowa workers compensation claim. An issue in the case was whether an Iowa truck driver could be forced to travel 850 miles to work a light duty job for the employer. The Iowa Workers Compensation Commissioner concluded that the offer of work 850 miles from the Iowa work injury employee was not a reasonable offer of work and therefore the employee was entitled to decline the work and receive Iowa Workers Compensation benefits. This decision interprets Iowa Code Section 85.33(3).

Niko Pothitakis
Attorney Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C.
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