ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W20.8

Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object

Diagnosis Code W20.8

ICD-10: W20.8
Short Description: Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object
Long Description: Other cause of strike by thrown, projected or falling object
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W20.8

Not Valid for Submission
The code W20.8 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Struck by thrown, projected or falling object (W20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code W20.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W20.8 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Crushed(accidentally)
      • by
        • falling
          • object NEC
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • rock
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • stone
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • timber
    • Fall, falling(accidental)
      • tree (caused by lightning)
    • Rock falling on or hitting(accidentally) (person)
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • falling
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • moving NEC
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • projected
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • object
        • thrown
    • Struck(accidentally) by
      • vehicle (transport) NEC
        • stationary (falling from jack, hydraulic lift, ramp)
    • Tree falling on or hitting(accidentally) (person)

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