Who pays for medical treatment of a work injury under Iowa Workers' Compensation law?

You are entitled to medical care and treatment that your employer must pay for. Your employer and their insurance company must authorize the medical care, therefore, it is very important that you make sure of this authorization before you make your appointment. The employer and their insurance company will decide what doctor you will see. Unfortunately, in Iowa, you do not have the right to choose any doctor for your work injury and have your employer pay for it. If care or treatment has not been authorized you may be responsible for the doctor bill.