Finally...FINALLY....warmer weather (for now)....and all of us could not be more excited to be outside right now.
If you have been approved for workers' compensation permanent partial or total disability cash payments following your work-related injury in Iowa, you will have two options for payments. You may receive a weekly check from the workers' comp insurance provider over a predetermined number of weeks, depending upon the nature and extent of disability. This is commonly referred to as an open file.
...the pothole fillers.
We suppose it "could" all be a coincidence...but when we see injuries continue to happen in a particular workplace, we can only wonder if the employer is really putting forth their best effort to maintain a safe work environment.
As fans of the 80s/90s, we're very much looking forward to seeing the new Netflix biopic of Motley Crue, "The Dirt". In our looking at reviews of the movie, we saw that throughout the fun of making the movie, an employee suffered near life-threatening injuries after an on-the-set accident.
During a recent renovation of an apartment building, an employee took a misstep and fell down an elevator shaft. Luckily, he was able to dodge major injury, but the injuries that he did suffer will keep him from his job for the next few weeks.
Employees rely on the equipment they use for the job. When equipment fails...accidents happen...injuries happen.
It is every employee's right to pursue any or all benefits provided under the workers' compensation laws. If it can be proven that an employer has taken action in retaliation for the filing of a claim, the injured employee may want to consult with an attorney about filing a civil lawsuit.
Sad news from Altoona, as an employee working in a manufacturing facility was killed after being crushed in a machine. While his family mourns, an investigation begins on to what may have happened.
This is a common question and concern that we get a lot of...will my employer retaliate or terminate me for reporting my injury? You have the law on your side...so it is best to report the injury.