Suffering an injury while working is never fun...and the impact of the injury could actually lurk long after you've healed physically.
We're beginning the holiday season, and with the holidays comes many businesses getting in the holiday spirit by putting up festive holiday lights & decorations. With those increased worker responsibilities, comes increased risks.
A terrible work accident in Charlotte, North Carolina, has resulted in the unfortunate death of one worker, while severely injuring another.
When you drive the streets in the West Des Moines area each day, one of the last things on your mind is getting in a car accident. You have your entire day planned out, and your plans do not include someone hitting your vehicle. Do not assume that because you are insured, you can handle the aftermath of a car collision with little to no out-of-pocket expenses or frustrations. The reality is, car accidents usually cause some type of harm to victims and their vehicles.
The Des Moines Register had an article (linked here) reviewing the past year of road construction in Iowa, and unfortunately, there were 3 fatal accidents involving road construction workers.
Cumulative or repetitive trauma injuries develop over time, and their origin may not be immediately recognizable or provable. But that is where our knowledge and experience serves you best.
Workers injured in construction work, factories, and while working on a farm are unfortunately very common.
Electrical accidents are the cause of 5-10% of traumatic work deaths, ranking fourth behind falls and punctures for workplace-related mortalities.
With a combined 30 years of experience dealing with workers' compensation claims, we know one thing to be true...every claim is unique.
Many injuries at the workplace are due to an employer's negligence, but some are just absolutely "freak" in nature. Either way, a worker's rights need to be exercised, and proper compensation should be pursued.
The biggest mistake employees make after suffering an injury at the workplace is...nothing...they do nothing. It's unfortunate...but due to intimidation by the employer or a fear of losing one's job, many workplace injuries go unreported.
You don't need us to remind you that working on/near ladders can pose a serious risk at the workplace. Accidents involving ladders can cause long-lasting injuries that many workers never fully recover from.
If you hurt your head just while playing with your kids...you wouldn't let that pain and the effects to linger...so why would you suffer through the pain do an injury occurring at work.
If you're injured while on the job...or doing a job-related activity, it's important to remember that you have rights. It's our priority to make sure you know your rights....and that you are compensated correctly. You've worked too hard not get what you have rightfully earned.
Any time employees are working around moving vehicles, there is the threat that an accident could occur.