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May 2018 Archives

We Will Always Fight for the Rights of Our Clients

We at Loney and Schueller have over 30 years of combined experience specializing in workers' compensation. We know what it takes to ensure you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. We dedicate our energy...our time...and our knowledge to try and help alleviate the burdens that come with suffering a work-related injury.

Why Looking Short-Term is Only a Start

A recent settlement was just recently reached concerning a cellphone tower work who fell over 50 feet and suffered severe injuries. It was a long process, but the injured worker received close to $30 million in compensation for his life-altering injuries.

Falls a factor in more than 40 percent of construction deaths

When you make your living working on an Iowa construction site, you face inevitable, industry-specific risks and hazards every time you show up for work. Working with electricity, working above the ground and working on scaffolds and other temporary support systems all pose threats to today’s construction workers, although you can mitigate your risks somewhat by consistently donning and utilizing proper protective gear.

Some Risks are Easy to Spot...Some Not.

With any job, there are hazards...some are easy to spot...some, not-so-easy. We all notice the risks of a construction site...heavy machinery, moving beams, tall heights, etc., but what about the lifelong office worker who spends hours in front of their computer. Carpal Tunnel...eye strain...all of these are legitimate and possibly debilitating injuries that can affect one's ability to properly do their job.

When a Work Injury Keeps You From the Job You Were Meant to Do

Since we were little, we always had a fascination with the law...with doing what's right...with standing up for those that have been wronged. As we look back at it, this was the job we were "meant" to be doing.

An Employer's Past Safety Record Can Predict the Future

Over the weekend, an amusement park worker suffered injuries after he got pinned under the ride he was operating at the time. Officials are still trying to determine what exactly happened...but a look into the recent past shows that the company that runs the amusement park has a not-so-stellar work safety record.

When Nature is at Fault

This past weekend, a postal worker in Colorado suffered significant injuries after a tree fell on him while on his normal route. Witnesses to the accident said that the old tree just gave way, and the postal worker was in an incredibly unfortunate spot. 

Can you get workers' comp if you work from home?

There are many good reasons that companies allow more and more employees to work from home. When it concerns workplace injuries, this type of telecommuting may actually be cutting down on workers' compensation claims because these workers spend less time driving. In any case, employers might not rush to grant a workers' compensation claim for an injury you suffered at home. The employer may argue that anything at home does not count or that you were not on the clock at the time.

Surviving an 8 Story Fall

In Seattle yesterday, a construction worker fell over eight stories and miraculously survived. Investigators are still trying to find out what happened, but the worker fell from the 20th floor, but luckily landed in a safety net near the 12th floor. The fall still left the employee with critical injuries.