HOW DO YOU KNOW IF AN EMPLOYEE IS EARNING THE SAME OR GREATER WAGES UNDER SECTION 85.34(2)(V) TO PRECLUDE ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DISABILITY?

Section 85.34(2)(v) can be used to limit an employee’s permanent disability indemnity recovery for a body as a whole injury to just the amount of functional loss sustained by the injury (as opposed to assessment based on industrial disability which is typically higher); as outlined in the AMA Guidelines 5th Edition.  However, for this provision […]

COVID-19: IOWA COMMISSIONER JOSEPH CORTESE POSTPONES IN-PERSON HEARINGS UNTIL January 28, 2022

On September 15, 2021, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese extended the postponement of in-person hearings by the commission from October 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022. This is the same order that has been in effect in Iowa since March 16, 2020. As part of the order, all in-person hearings scheduled to take place between […]
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