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Southeast Iowan Suffers Fatal Accident While on the Job

A very tragic story came out from Southeast Iowa earlier this week...

from KCCI.com

A road worker has been killed in a fall in southeast Iowa's Des Moines County.

The Hawk Eye reports that the man had been picking up road signs Monday morning for the county roads department.

Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone says the man fell from a moving truck and struck his head about a mile and a half south of Yarmouth. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

When the family feels comfortable moving on from the grieving process, they'll being to wonder, "what happens next?" "What do we do now?"


These are very common questions from clients of ours that have gone through similar situations.

We provide each of our clients personalized care, full independent investigations of accident scenes, collaboration with expert witnesses, thorough case preparation and handling of all legal needs throughout the legal process until a favorable settlement or verdict is reached.

Eric, Randy, and Sarah will guide your informed decisions in pursuit of the maximum compensation you deserve, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost future earnings of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship

Death benefits are payable to the dependents of the employee. Benefits are first payable to the surviving spouse for life or until remarriage.

Dependent children are entitled to the benefits until they reach age 18, or age 25 if they are actually dependent. Others may qualify, if there is a showing of actual dependency. Upon remarriage, if there are no dependent children, the surviving spouse is entitled to a two-year lump sum settlement. Burial expenses not to exceed twelve times the statewide average weekly wage in effect at the time of death are paid in addition to the weekly death benefits.

It's important to know these rights. Employers and insurance companies often just want the situation/accident to "go away". Eric, Randy, and Sarah will fight vigorously for you to ensure that that does not happen.

Visit our website www.LoneyLaw.com or call us at 515-225-4485.

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