The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) is the neutral tribunal for contested case proceedings under Iowa workers' compensation law.
Deputy workers' compensation commissioners preside over hearings between the parties to contested case proceedings.
To view the DWC hearing schedule, click here.
Note: Due to the transition to the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES), DWC is no longer performing regular updates of the legacy hearing schedule. Parties do not need to check the legacy hearing schedule when requesting a hearing date. WCES has the most up-to-date hearing information.
For information about requesting a hearing, click here.
For information about hearing locations, click here.
Hearings at Road Venues
For information about hearings at road venues, click here.
For information about exhibits, click here.
Deputy Hearing Preferences
To view the hearing preferences of the deputy workers' compensation commissioners, click here.
For information about interpretation services for hearings, click here.
For information about requesting a reasonable accommodation relating to a hearing, click here.
Hearing Report Forms
Parties must electronically file (eFile) on WCES a proposed haring report in Microsoft Word format under agency rules at least 14 days before hearing.
DWC has developed two versions of the hearing report form, one for case that involve the Second Injury Fund of Iowa (SIF) and one for cases that do not involve SIF.