Exhibits

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) requires parties to electronically file (eFile) exhibits on the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES) for hearings in contested cases proceedings.

The information on this page relates to intended exhibits in arbitration hearings.

Uniform Guidelines for Preparation of Hearing Exhibits

To view the Uniform Guidelines for Preparation of Hearing Exhibits, click here.

eFiling Tips:  Exhibits

To view tips about eFiling exhibits on WCES, click here.

Pre-Hearing Deadlines

Typically, all parties in a case must meet the following pre-hearing deadlines relating to intended exhibits in arbitration hearings. These deadlines may be altered by an order of the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner or a deputy commissioner.

Witness & Exhibit List

At least 30 days prior to hearing, all parties must serve a witness and exhibit list on all opposing parties.

Parties are not required to eFile their witness and exhibit lists on WCES.

Exchange Exhibits

At least 30 days prior to hearing, all parties must exchange with all opposing parties all intended exhibits that were not previously required to be served.

eFile on WCES

At least 14 days prior to hearing, all parties must eFile their intended exhibits on WCES.

When a party eFiles intended exhibits on WCES, the party must also serve all other parties in the case with a copy of the intended exhibits through regular mail or personal delivery under Rule 876 IAC 4.13.

Objections & Motions

At least 7 days prior to hearing, all parties must eFile any objections or motions relating to intended exhibits on WCES.

Agency Rules & Orders

Nothing on this page changes or supersedes DWC administrative rules or orders relating to exhibits.

To view agency rules, click here.

Alternate Care Hearings

The information on this page relates to intended exhibits in arbitration hearings.

For information about intended exhibits in alternate care hearings, click here.