Iowa Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations

When you have any type of personal injury claim, there is a law called a Statute of Limitations (commonly referred to as an SOL) that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim. In an Iowa Workers’ Compensation action, the statute of limitations is: two years from the date of the injury, or in claims where indemnity payments have been made, three years from the time of the making of the last payment.

This means, that from two years after your date of injury or three years after the last date of a disability payment on your claim, you must file a lawsuit. Your lawsuit doesn’t necessarily need to be resolved by that date, it simply must be filed in the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation. If this date has passed, you will be unable to bring a claim.

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Christopher J. Shald has successfully litigated a wide variety of cases, but his passion is protecting the rights of injured workers and victims of negligence. His focus is on Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense.

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