An absolutely terrible work accident in Florida resulted in horrible injuries and a death.
With a combined 30 years of experience dealing with workers' compensation claims, we know one thing to be true...every claim is unique.
"What happens if I'm injured due to the actions of another co-worker?"
According to OSHA, 12 workers a day are killed at the workplace.
Did you know that electrical accidents are the cause of 5-10% of traumatic work deaths, ranking fourth behind falls and punctures for workplace-related mortalities.
We had heard of this story a few years back when they were filming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". The story was that Harrison Ford had been injured during filming, but still continued on with the movie.
Work injuries can happen anywhere. What do you do if you are injured while traveling out of state for work? In workers' compensation matters, the state where you are injured may apply to your claim. If you are injured while travelling on work matters in Iowa, that may not be a bad thing.
We all know that there is no such thing like an average workday...even when all proper safety measures are taken, unforeseeable accidents can still occur.
In a new study from e Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury. Nearly 22 million workers are exposed to dangerous levels of noise while on the job. Construction, factory, and manufacturing professions are those most likely to suffer from a hearing loss injury.
Should your workers' compensation claim be denied, you have options for appealing this decision. Those seeking a review of claims in Iowa file with the Iowa workers' compensation commissioner. The duration of the appeals process can depend on the type of injury sustained and the benefits associated with compensation policy.
The U.S. Labor Department is calling for a federal intervention on the state workers' compensation laws, asking for a closer inspection of the federal oversight and federal minimum benefit program.
Despite everyone knowing the dangers of texting while driving, people still do so. When you have been victimized by another driver's recklessness, you need professional assistance to best protect your rights. Eric, Randy, and Sarah are there to fight for you.
Workers' compensation claims have a lot of moving parts, especially when visiting multiple healthcare providers. Inevitably, you will incur travel expenses as you attend exams and appointments. An employer, through their insurer, is on the hook for covering expenses that resulted from the work injury including, but not limited to: surgical, chiropractic, rehabilitation, ambulance services, as well as reasonable and necessary travel to and from any such medical facility. Additionally, other medical equipment (e.g. canes, walkers, etc.) should be covered as well.