Volunteer emergency service employee injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. Iowa law provides for compensation to volunteer firefighters, emergency personnel, reserve police officers, ambulance drivers and other volunteer medical personnel. Iowa Code §85.36(9)(a)
Benefits for Injured Emergency Service Volunteers
Benefits include medical care, mileage, weekly healing period checks, and compensation for permanent injuries. Earnings are disregarded and covered volunteers are to be paid an amount equal to your regular job or 140% of the statewide average weekly wage ($1,304.58), whichever is greater.
What is Your Case Worth?
Numerous factors affect the value of a workers’ compensation case:
- Are you back to your regular job?
- Do you have permanent restrictions?
- How do your restrictions affect your ability to obtain and maintain employment?
- Future medical expense.
Speak to Cedar Rapids Workers’ Compensation Attorney Mark L. Chipokas
If you or a family member were injured as a volunteer, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Mark and his team are among the most experienced team you can enlist to help maximize recovery. Schedule a free consultation today or call now 319-366-7888.