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January 2017 Archives

Winter weather dangerous for police and highway patrol

When snowstorms threaten travel on roads and highways in Iowa, drivers rely on local police and state highway patrolmen to respond quickly in an emergency. Although bad weather is dangerous for drivers, it can be even more treacherous for those who are required to act in it.

City Maintenance Worker Injured While Filling Potholes

Every time we pass a road-side construction site, we just can't imagine the stress and fear workers must face as cars continue to whiz by them at unsafe speeds. How many times do you see drivers completely disregard the Work Zone Speed Limit? 

5 tips for preventing dog bites

Dogs can be adorable pets and fun members of your family. Unfortunately, canine companions will still do things that are instinctive to them even if you've trained them not to. Some dogs will bite for no apparent reason at all, while others will snap if they feel threatened or scared in some way. Regardless, as a pet owner, it's your responsibility to guarantee that your pets are constantly contained so they cannot bite and/or injure a stranger. In America, medical attention is given to almost 800,000 people each year for dog bites. These incidents and the costs related to them may decrease if pet owners are more aware and responsible with their dogs.

Volunteer Firefighters Are Protected Too!

In Iowa, many smaller communities rely on volunteer firefighters to protect them. Firefighting is a dangerous job, especially in residential areas. In addition to the danger posed by extreme heat and fire, volunteer firefighters are also exposed to chemicals and unstable structures. Injuries are common.

Wait, I'm Out of Work, How Can I Afford an Attorney?

We hear from clients that one of the main reasons why they felt hesitation to go forward with a workers' compensation claim is due to the fact that they thought they couldn't afford an attorney.