They could almost be the new state bird of Iowa...the giant wind turbines you see when you head East...West...North...or South of Des Moines. More and more wind farms are appearing, and with the rush of getting the giant turbines in place, there is an increasing risk of accidents & work-related injuries.
When you come upon a road construction zone...it's not a surprise. No one should ever have the excuse, "Oh wow, I had no idea".
If you've been hurt while on the job, your employer's hope is that you'll stay quiet about it...that you won't report it...that you'll just go about your normal workday and hope that the injury just works itself out.
In a terrible accident, a construction worker in Chicago suffered a significant injury after his leg was impaled with a piece of rebar. The injury was so severe that they weren't able to remove the rod until after they transported him to the hospital.
We have a friend who's office building is going through a very lengthy building remodel. He was telling us about this, and then he mentioned that everytime he's been walking into the building, his nose starts running, his voice feels scratchy, and his eyes water.
Here's an unfortunate fact....you could be the best employee in the world. You're on time...you're efficient...you're skilled at what you do. Your employer loves you...you're the employee he wants everyone else to be like.
With a combined 30 years of experience dealing with workers' compensation claims, we know one thing to be true...every claim is unique.
Pursuing compensation in a wrongful death case is about helping survivors and dependents of the deceased cope with and recover from the tragic loss of a loved one. Survivor and dependent benefits cannot replace a life and a spirit that has been lost forever.
Even the most-skilled, most-experienced workers can fall prey to a workplace accident. We've handled claims from hard-working individuals who were injured after only a few short weeks on the job....to those that have been in their field for 20+ years.
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.
Job security. We hear a lot about it...we hear people talk about it...how important it is to them.
Workplace injuries and fatalities can strike at any time. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Iowa saw 47 transportation incidents lead to fatalities in 2016. Slip and falls accounted for 20 fatalities, while contact with equipment resulted in 14 fatalities that year.
We all see the signs...slow down to 45mph...yet, how many times do you see someone fly by going 60+? With workers present? It's an incredibly dangerous situation.