Employees don’t expect to be injured at work, but when it does happen, it is important to understand your rights as an employee. Worker’s compensation can make recovering from an injury easier as it balances your medical care and bills while you are unable to work. If you happen to get injured on the job, learn about the Iowa workers compensation law.
What is Covered by Worker’s Compensation?
Worker’s compensation laws protect employees when they are injured during work hours, but like many laws, there are exceptions when an employee may not be covered under their company’s compensation policy. A few of these legal exceptions may include:
- If an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the injury
- If an employee is injured while not abiding by the company’s safety policies and procedures
- If an employee is an independent contractor and not directly