Welcome to the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation

Welcome to the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Act is a part of the Iowa Code designed to provide certain benefits to employees who receive injury (85), occupational disease (85A) or occupational hearing loss (85B) arising out of and during the course of their employment. Benefits are payable regardless of fault and are the exclusive remedy of the employee against the employer.

This site has been prepared to answer commonly asked questions about workers’ compensation and to provide the Iowa workers’ compensation community with the information and services they require. This Web site is a compilation of general information. Opinions or conclusions expressed or implied in this guide are not a final determination of this division. Reference numbers throughout are references to the Iowa Code unless otherwise indicated. For more information, you may contact the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation office. 

Division of Workers' Compensation
Mailing Address:
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209

Physical Address:
150 Des Moines Street  (use for UPS or FedEx packages)
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-725-4120 or 800-645-4583
Email: IWD.DWC@iwd.iowa.gov