Any time you're starting a new job, your hope is that you'll receive the proper training in order to do that job properly, precisely...and most importantly...safely.
There was a recent article, which examined what workplace injuries have become most common.
In our many years of fighting for workers' rights, we have seen workplace injuries happen just about everywhere.
A few years ago, the Secretary of Labor delivered a speech addressing safety in the workplace, and among his comments, he said:
You've been injured while on the job, so now it's time to be seen by a doctor.
According to the most recent statistics, the fatal work injury rate went down in 2017. In 2017, there were 5147 reported fatal injuries, which is a smidge down from the 5190 fatal injuries that were reported in 2016.
With the recent snow & slush...conditions at outdoor workplaces are slick, muddy, and...dangerous.
Winter has finally arrived...has left Des Moines in the cold.
Commercial drivers, semi-trailer drivers, construction workers and others who load and unload trucks can be injured in a variety of ways on the job. The trucking injury is full of potential injury dangers, and our attorneys have represented dozens of workers in the industry over more than 20 years of combined experience advocating for the rights of workers throughout Iowa.
Employers are continuing to disappoint when it comes to protecting their hard-working employees.
Falls are always a major concern in the workplace...especially on construction sites. Hard-working construction workers navigating high work platforms...working near vertical drops that could leave one seriously, maybe even fatally, injured.
New year....same story.
Cumulative or repetitive trauma injuries develop over time, and their origin may not be immediately recognizable or provable.