Transparency

Workers Compensation Cases

The information below is from Iowa Workforce Development data in response to a request made by Senator Chapman. He will request and publish these data annually.

Definitions:

  • Claimant Win – Claimant wins all points requested in the case.
  • Claimant Partial Win – Claimant receives significantly less in benefits than requested or the employer prevails on a number of points.
  • Employer Win – Employer wins all points and claimant receives no benefits.

Deputy Total Decisions Claimant Win Claimant Partial Win Employer Win
# % # % # %
Jim Christenson 39 18 46.2% 12 30.8% 9 23.1%
Jim Elliott 39 27 69.2% 6 15.4% 6 15.4%
Erica Fitch 38 16 42.1% 13 34.2% 9 23.7%
Jennifer Gerrish-Lampe 35 23 65.7% 10 28.6% 2 5.7%
Toby Gordon (started 12/28/15) 3 2 66.7% 0 0.0% 1 33.3%
Bill Grell 34 20 58.8% 4 11.8% 10 29.4%
Jon Heitland (retired 12/31/15) 23 19 82.6% 3 13.0% 1 4.3%
Stan McElderry 34 14 41.2% 7 20.6% 13 38.2%
Miki McGovern 29 17 58.6% 8 27.6% 4 13.8%
Heather Palmer (started 1/4/2016) 8 6 75.0% 2 25.0% 0 0.0%
Erin Pals 29 15 51.7% 7 24.1% 7 24.1%
Ron Pohlman (resigned 9/8/15) 15 7 46.7% 2 13.3% 6 40.0%
Joe Walsh 29 16 55.2% 11 37.9% 2 6.9%
Larry Walshire 37 18 48.6% 9 24.3% 10 27.0%
Total 392 218 57.7% 94 21.9% 80 20.4%

*Please note that the time frame for the data is July 1, 2015 through August 14, 2016.

Deputy

Total Decisions Issued

Claimant Win

Claimant Partial Win

Employer Win

#

%

#

%

#

%

H. Wallerer

15

6

40.0%

0

0.0%

9

60.0%

R. Pohlman

35

28

80.0%

2

5.7%

5

14.3%

M. McGovern

21

15

71.4%

2

9.5%

4

19.0%

D. Rasey

34

19

55.9%

4

11.7%

11

32.4%

L Walshire

29

18

62.1%

1

3.4%

10

34.5%

J. Christenson

44

31

70.5%

3

6.8%

10

22.7%

J. Elliott

23

15

65.2%

5

21.7%

3

13.1%

E. Fitch

19

12

63.2%

3

15.7%

4

21.1%

J. Gerrish-Lampe

58

35

60.3%

11

19.0%

12

20.7%

S. McElderry

36

26

72.2%

5

13.9%

5

13.9%

W. Grell

43

28

65.1%

3

7.0%

12

27.9%

J. Heitland

34

29

85.3%

4

11.8%

1

2.9%

TOTAL

391

262

67.0%

43

11.0%

86

22.0%

Additional Workers Compensation Information:
  • Every two years, the State of Oregon releases an objective, national study ranking all 50 states by which have the lowest workers’ compensation costs – and are therefore most attractive to job creators. In 2006,  Iowa had the 7th – lowest workers’ compensation costs in the nation. As of the most recent study (2012), we had the 27th – lowest costs.
  • The following outlines the rate increases and decreases in worker’s compensation rates in Iowa.
    • 2010 – 2.3% increase
    • 2011 – 4.7% increase
    • 2012 – 4.4% increase
    • 2013 – 7.9% increase
    • 2014 – 2.0% decrease
    • 2015 – 3.7% decrease
    • 2016 – 2.7% increase
    • 2017 – proposed 4.7% decrease
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