Iowa law addresses idiopathic falls

An Iowa law effective for injuries occurring on or after April 23, 2019, specifically states that injuries stemming from “idiopathic or unexplained falls” from a level surface onto the same level surface aren’t compensable under the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

The law comes after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled last year that injuries stemming from idiopathic (those which arise solely from a personal condition) falls could be considered compensable depending on the facts of the case.

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