I worked as an independent contractor for an Iowa company and injured my back on the job. My employer is denying my claim because the company says I am not an employee. Do I have any rights to Iowa Workers' Compensation?
Workers' Compensation benefits in Iowa are entitled to all employees. However, if you are an independent contractor you are not entitled to these benefits. It may be determined that you are actually considered an employee by state law. To determine this, Iowa law provides for a multi-part test to see if an alleged independent contractor qualifies as an employee by law.