Does an injury at work in Iowa have to be pursued through the Iowa Workers Compensation system

If you sustain an injury that is covered under the Iowa workers' compensation system, you are subject to jurisdiction before the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner. Most Iowa work injuries would be subject to the Iowa Work Comp System. There are some injuries that are not covered.  If your injury is covered, you are entitled to certain workers' compensation benefits under the law and cannot, in most cases, pursue a claim outside of the Iowa workers' compensation system. It is always important to talk to an Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyer to determine the specifics of whether your claim is covered. (Iowa Code Section 85.1)