Even the most well-trained electrician will tell you that an accident can occur at anytime.
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.
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?
According to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 10 most dangerous jobs for men:
Working with faulty/malfunctioning equipment poses a severe risk to hard-working employees, yet employers continually fail to update/maintain the equpiment.
We are dedicated to fighting for you...the worker. We pride ourselves in our fight in upholding your rights.
When dealing with a job that involves the use of a crane...the utmost caution must be taken.
Yesterday was an odd day in Central Iowa...it was raining...then sort of snowing...then raining...then freezing...then raining again. Nothing was constant...except for the wind.
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.
A third-party claim in work injury accident is basically a worker's compensation claim with an underlying personal injury claim.
Appearances can be deceiving...right now, we look out our windows here at our offices in West Des Moines, and think, "Wow, no snow...sun's out...what a lucky day for Central Iowa in January"...then, we walk outside and an arctic blast hits us.
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.
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.