If I am injured at work in Iowa, what is the first thing I should do?

It is extremely important that you report the injury as soon as you can because there are important time limits that must be met in order to be eligible for Iowa Work Comp benefits. If you miss a time limit you may lose your right to Workers' Compensation benefits. You must report your injury to your supervisor and anyone else that your employer has named to notify. You must also notify the union steward of your injury if there is a union because they may be able to help you through this process.