Low back injuries are some of the most common worker's compensation injuries in Iowa. Whether the injury comes on gradually or is the result of a traumatic injury, benefits under Iowa's work comp laws result in compensation for an injured employee. Under the law an employee is entitled to medical benefits, benefits while off of work and Industrial disability benefits. Industrial disability benefits are payable if the back injury is permanent. The amount of the benefits are based on how the injury affects an employees ability to work and earn money in the future. This is affected by the extent of the injury and restrictions associated with the injury. A competent Iowa workers' compensation lawyer can help to maximize the amount of benefits due to a worker with a permanent back injury.