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.
Any time that number goes down is good news...but it's clear that there's still much more to improve upon.
That's 5147 hard-working employees who lost their lives...5147 families whose lives were thrown into turmoil. We must work vigilantly to get that number even further down!
The number of deaths that occurred due to falls at the workplace, sadly, increased...up to the highest level since records began being kept.
We at Loney & Schueller pride ourselves on our ability to fight for the injured worker. Far too often, injured workers find themselves at the mercy of bullying employers who intimidate their employees into thinking that filing a workers' compensation claim is wrong...and an "attack" on the company.
This is NOT the case. You, the worker, have rights. Rights that can not be taken away from you...rights that you should exercise if you suffer a workplace injury.
Eric, Randy, and Sarah are committed to fighting for you.
If you've been injured at work, the best thing to do is call Eric, Randy, or Sarah at 515-225-4485. We find that nearly all of our clients are unaware of how many rights they actually have. These laws are there to protect the employee and to ensure they are properly compensated if an accident should occur.
We will go over your rights with you, and together, we will find the proper course of action to take...and then fight vigorously for your rights. We aren't concerned with your employer being upset with us...we don't represent them in any fashion...we represent YOU.