A short time ago, there was a strong trend for offices to try and implement the "standing desk". In an effort to keep their employees more active & healthy, there were studies showing that standing while working was more beneficial.
You need to read this incredible study that was done proving just how dangerous working while fatigued, depressed, or stressed can be...especially if you're a woman. The article accurately explains that just a "typical safety program" will never be enough when it comes to maintaining a healthy, safe working environment.
If you type "Employee Injured" into a Google search, in just under a second, you'll get over 3 million results. This is an astounding number, and it demonstrates just how more and more common accidents are occurring in the workplace.
Distracted driving is a serious issue on Iowa roadways. Although most people are well aware of the dangers of texting and driving, a surprising number of drivers still engage in it. One survey conducted by Esurance found that a whopping 58 percent of drivers admitted to texting while driving, which means there could be plenty of other people who simply did not fess up to it.
We hear it all too often that injured workers are frustrated with the system and want to give up.
How negligent can an employer be? It's a rhetorical question we suppose...but a real answer...is "EXTREMELY".
The word ensure...what does it mean...what does it stand for...and do employers take it seriously?
A recent survey found that our beloved Des Moines....is the nation's unhappiest city for workers. Not just the most unhappy in the Midwest...or on this side of the Missippi...in the entire country. Wow.
It's incredible, but unfortunately all-too-common, to see that an employer can continue to skirt proper safety measures and continually put their hard-working employees at risk for injury.
When determining proper compensation for a work-related injury, it's, of course, important to think short-term...but it's also incredibly imperative to look long-term as well.
We ran across an absolutely gut-wrenching article detailing a work-related injury. In it, an employee's leg was trapped in the blades of a trenching machine. Rescue workers were unable to free him, and doctors actually had to come and amputate his leg in order to free him from the machine.
In seconds, car accidents happen. However, those seconds can have a lasting impact on the victims and families. Injuries suffered in a car accident, due to driver negligence, can be extremely serious and leave individuals out of work and permanently disabled. If you have been injured in a car accident, do not sit by and do nothing. You have options for protecting your rights and seeking compensation for your losses.