Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

The Iowa workers' compensation system is governed by the Iowa Code and Iowa Administrative Code.

Iowa Code

The chapters of the Iowa Code that govern workers' compensation are:

  • Chapter 85, Workers' Compensation
  • Chapter 85A, Occupational Disease Compensation
  • Chapter 85B, Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Chapter 86, Division of Workers' Compensation

The Iowa Administrative Procedure Act, Iowa Code chapter 17A, governs administrative proceedings, including workers' compensation cases.

To view the Iowa Code, click here.

Iowa Administrative Code

Chapter 876 of the Iowa Administrative Code contains the administrative rules issued by the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner.

To view the Iowa Administrative Code, click here.