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.
Our hats are off to all those that work retail during the holiday season...we know it can't be easy. The amount of stress, hecticness, and extended hours can be very arduous...and it can place hard-working employees in risky conditions.
An early Merry Christmas to everyone...we wish you seasons greetings, and hope that you and your family have a safe holiday!