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Another Snow Day in Iowa Could Lead to More Work-Related Injuries

It seems to happen every time...we're predicted for a half-inch to inch of snow in Central Iowa...and then, we get poured on. With these snowy conditions, the risk for potential accidents at the workplace increases.

from wtop.com

Authorities say a Maryland State Highway Administration worker was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured while salting a road in Damascus.

Montgomery County Police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks told The Washington Post that the man was on the shoulder of Ridge Road around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when a vehicle hit him. He says the worker was spreading salt on the roadway with a crew just before the collision. He was taken to a trauma unit in serious condition.

Starks says it's not clear what caused the crash, but the driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and alcohol was not a factor.

Construction zone accidents are becoming more and more common, and especially in weather like this, where there are dangerous road conditions as well as more rescue workers working the roades...the threat of accident increases.

If this scenario sounds similar to you, you should call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485.

We will go over your claim with you, and together, we can find the best avenues to take to ensure you get your full and rightful compensation. It is very important to remember...workers' compensation laws are in place in order to protect you!

You have rights, and it's our priority to make sure you know your rights, and that you are compensated correctly. You worked too hard not get what you've rightfully earned. 

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