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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the weather starting to warm up, many motorcyclists have visions of going for a nice, long ride.
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.
We come across a lot of numbers/stats involving injuries at work, and the trend that we see, unfortunately, is that injuries/fatalities in the workplace are constantly rising.
The most common question we get is along the lines of "I've been injured at work...what do I do?"
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.
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.
If you type in "worker injured" into a Google News search, it seems that the first four or five stories that appear involve a forklift-related accident.
The official bird of Iowa is no longer the Goldfinch....as any drive through Downtown Des Moines would clearly show you that the new State Bird is...the crane.
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.