Re: Workers Comp Questions
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)
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
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