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Form 14-0161 — Contingent Settlement


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Contingent Settlement




July 1, 2023


This form is used to file a contingent settlement with the DWC under Iowa Code section 85.35(5).

The information provided will be open for public inspection under Iowa Code sections 22.1 and 10A.333(1).


  1. Download the form by clicking on the link above. Complete the form by typing the information into the fill-able fields on the PDF or by printing the form and handwriting in print the information on the printed form.
  2. Complete the caption by providing in the corresponding blank the:
    • Name of the claimant
    • Name of the employer
    • Name of any insurance carrier
    • Name(s) of any other defendant(s)
    • Any agency file number(s)

NOTE:  In some cases, there is not an insurance carrier (e.g., when the employer is self-insured) or any other defendant(s).

  1. Complete the form by filling out paragraphs 1 and 2.
  2. The parties and their attorneys sign the form.
  3. File the completed form with the DWC.

DWC Approval of Settlement Documents

DWC must approve settlements of workers' compensation claims. For more information, click here.

eFiling on WCES

DWC requires the electronic filing (eFiling) of settlement documents, such as this completed form, on the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES).

For more information about eFiling, click here.

efiling Tips:  Settlement Documents

DWC has developed tips for eFiling settlement documents on WCES. To view the tips for eFiling settlement documents on WCES, click here.