85.37  Compensation schedule.

If an employee receives a personal injury causing temporary total disability, or causing a permanent partial disability for which compensation is payable during a healing period, compensation for the temporary total disability or for the healing period shall be upon the basis provided in this section. The weekly benefit amount payable to any employee for any one week shall be upon the basis of eighty percent of the employee's weekly spendable earnings, but shall not exceed an amount, rounded to the nearest dollar, equal to sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the statewide average weekly wage paid employees as determined by the department of workforce development under section 96.19, subsection 36, and in effect at the time of the injury. However, as of July 1, 1975; July 1, 1977; July 1, 1979; and July 1, 1981, the maximum weekly benefit amount rounded to the nearest dollar shall be increased so that it equals one hundred percent, one hundred thirty-three and one-third percent, one hundred sixty-six and two-thirds percent, and two hundred percent, respectively, of the statewide average weekly wage as determined above. Total weekly compensation for any employee shall not exceed eighty percent per week of the employee's weekly spendable earnings. The minimum weekly benefit amount shall be equal to the weekly benefit amount of a person whose gross weekly earnings are thirty-five percent of the statewide average weekly wage, or to the spendable weekly earnings of the employee, whichever are less.

Such compensation shall be in addition to the benefits provided by sections 85.27 and 85.28.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 2477-m9; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 1390; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 85.37; 82 Acts, ch 1161, § 14]

Section History: Recent form

  87 Acts, ch 111, § 4; 96 Acts, ch 1186, §23

Internal References

  Referred to in § 85.33, 85.34

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