Who qualifies for Workers' Comp in Iowa?

If you are injured in Iowa on the job (or have been employed under contract work in Iowa, or if your work has been primarily in Iowa) you are eligible for Workers' Comp benefits when you incur a work injury.

A few classifications of workers are exempt from the law, and therefore, are not eligible to receive Workers' Comp benefits in Iowa. It is necessary to talk to a compliance administrator with the Division of Workers' Compensation regarding this matter.

Business owners (independent contractors) as well as limited liability company members and partners would not be considered employees and would not be eligible for Workers' Comp benefits. However, they may decide to buy a valid Workers' Compensation insurance policy specifically including the owner or partner.