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    Default Is Your Back Considered a Whole Body Part

    Sorry I don't know if I'm asking the wrong questions but it seems like I never get an answer. My question is the back consider a whole body part? I guess what I'm asking is can you injured your back in two different accident and suffer two different injuries one to the lower an then two the upper will it be considered as a different injury and can you be compensated as a second injury.please can someone help me understand thanks.
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    Default Re: Workers Comp Questions

    Quote Quoting bigsim View Post
    Sorry I don't know if I'm asking the wrong questions but it seems like I never get an answer. My question is the back consider a whole body part? I guess what I'm asking is can you injured your back in two different accident and suffer two different injuries one to the lower an then two the upper will it be considered as a different injury and can you be compensated as a second injury.please can someone help me understand thanks.
    They will add the two injuries to come up with a whole person impairment rating.
    You are entitled to a percentage of 500 weeks of PPD benefits.

    Benefits for permanent partial disability of two members caused by a single accident is a scheduled benefit under Iowa Code section 85.34(2)(s); the degree of disability must be computed on a functional basis with a maximum benefit entitlement of 500 weeks.* Simbro v. DeLong’s Sportswear, 332 N.W.2d 886 (Iowa 1983)
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...78677474,d.cGU

    u. In all cases of permanent partial disability other than
    those hereinabove described or referred to in paragraphs "a"
    through "t" hereof, the compensation shall be paid during the
    number of weeks in relation to five hundred weeks as the reduction in
    the employee's earning capacity caused by the disability bears in
    relation to the earning capacity that the employee possessed when the
    injury occurred.
    http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-I...de&input=85.34

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