The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner filed an appeal decision on January 10, 2020 in the case of Sherilyn Fasig Snitker v. Birdnow Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Birdnow Motors and Seabright Insurance Co. The case is an example of how an injury will be compensated differently for someone that does physical labor versus someone who has a lighter duty job.
The claimant worked as a car salesperson. She injured her low back on February 8, 2013 when she fell on the car lot.
The claimant underwent six weeks of physical therapy that did not help her condition. She then had an MRI which showed a number of problems in the lumbar spine.