The Code of Iowa spells out the compensation a worker can receive for permanently injuring specific body parts while on the job. The Code refers to various body parts as 'scheduled members' and Section 85.34(2) provides a length of time an injured worker can recover weekly compensation for their injury.
The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is an important one for the purposes of Workers' Compensation coverage. Employees are generally covered under Workers' Compensation laws, while independent contractors are not*.
People who are injured in the course of doing their jobs have various benefits available under Iowa Workers' Compensation law. The following is a brief overview of the types of benefits available, but as the Workers' Compensation field can be complex you should consider the counsel of an attorney if you have suffered such an injury.