For an Iowa Workers' Compensation injury, what are the values placed on each body part?

For a scheduled injury, the entitlement for permanency will be based on the loss of use of that particular body part.  If a percentage of the use of the body part is lost in the Iowa work injury, then the worker is entitled to the percentage of weeks set forth for that body part.  See the list below which shows the number of weeks assigned to each body part by the legislature.  For example, if you have an arm injury and the physician determines that you have a 20 percent impairment or 20 percent loss of use, then you will be entitled to 20 percent of 250 weeks or 50 weeks of benefits.  It is important to note that there are some cases where the amount of benefits can be much higher than the rating and loss of use. 

Loss of thumb                    60

Loss of first finger              35

Loss of second finger        30

Loss of third finger            25

Loss of fourth finger          20

Loss of hand                    190

Loss of arm                      250

Loss of great toe               40

Loss of any other toe        15

Loss of foot                      150

Loss of leg                       220

Loss of eye                      140