Categories of Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation

You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury that fits into one of the categories below:

  • Pre-existing Conditions
  • Injuries on-the-job
  • Physical and Mental Strain –

However, there are some injuries that aren’t covered by workers’ compensation.  The injuries that aren’t covered may vary from state to state.  In some states, an employee can be compensated for an injury that he or she received while joking around at work.  An employee generally won’t be compensated for injuries received while traveling to or from work.  However, there are exceptions under which an employee will be eligible for compensation for work-related travel injuries.

Contact an Iowa work comp lawyer representing clients in Clarion, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.

What to Do If You Are Injured On-the-Job

Report the Injury to Your Employer - If it’s possible, report your injury in writing and keep a copy of that report for your personal records.

If Your Claim Is Disputed - If there is a dispute regarding your claim, you can contact a lawyer experienced in the workers’ compensation system.

The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide a simple and direct way for employees who are injured at work of because of their jobs to receive compensation for their injuries.  Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state.  Each state has its own requirements for the procedure to receive these benefits.  An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can assist you in navigating these procedural requirements and can help you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.


If you would like to schedule an initial consultation contact an Iowa workers' compensation attorney, representing clients in Clarion, Iowa at the Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.. Give us a call at (641) 423-6223 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.