I injured my shoulder at work and cannot return to work and do my normal work duties. What benefits can I receive from Iowa Workers' Comp?
When an Iowa worker sustains a work injury and they are not able to return to work and normal work activities, the worker is entitled to receive what is called Healing Period (HP) benefits or Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits. These are benefits that workers receive while they are recovering from a work injury in order to make up for lost wages. However, the Iowa worker is not entitled to these benefits if the Iowa employer is able to provide appropriate lighter work during this healing time.