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Dog attacks are not always targeted at people

As a dog person, the thought that your furry best friend or the neighbor’s friendly dog down the street could harm someone else is not a pleasant idea to think about. However, you also know that even the best-mannered dogs can be unpredictable, and there are some things that might set them off. You and other Iowa dog owners should understand the factors that can put some dogs on the offensive, as well as how to protect your own pets.

3 steps to take after a workplace injury

Suffering an injury on the job can be demoralizing and scary. If you do not receive compensation for your injuries, you may have a hard time making ends meet. According to Iowa law, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, the insurance company may try to pay you as little as possible. 

Construction workers at high risk for back injuries

If you are one of Iowa’s many construction workers, you are at high risk of suffering an on-the-job back injury. These work-related musculoskeletal disorders, such as to your joints, tendons, muscles and/or nerves, occur more among construction workers than among all other types of workers combined.

The dangers of working on a farm

If you work on an Iowa farm, you know it can be a difficult and grueling job. But while you know it may be a hard occupation at times, did you know it is particularly hazardous? According to the CDC, agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries. Farmworkers have a high likelihood of incurring nonfatal and fatal injuries.

3 great apps to prevent distracted driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue on Iowa roadways. Although most people are well aware of the dangers of texting and driving, a surprising number of drivers still engage in it. One survey conducted by Esurance found that a whopping 58 percent of drivers admitted to texting while driving, which means there could be plenty of other people who simply did not fess up to it. 

How a minor fender bender can change your life

When you drive the streets in the West Des Moines area each day, one of the last things on your mind is getting in a car accident. You have your entire day planned out, and your plans do not include someone hitting your vehicle. Do not assume that because you are insured, you can handle the aftermath of a car collision with little to no out-of-pocket expenses or frustrations. The reality is, car accidents usually cause some type of harm to victims and their vehicles. 

3 workplace hazards facing hotel housekeepers

If you work as a hotel room cleaner, you know that it is truly hard and often under-appreciated work. Along with the long hours and tedious tasks, you also face some unique risks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitality workers sustain injuries from falling, pushing carts, bending over and handling hazardous chemicals.

Share the road safely with large trucks

The weather is quickly turning warmer, and summertime is almost in full swing. This is often the time that families take to the road for vacations. Because it is often cheaper to drive than to fly, the roads become even more packed with travelers on holiday weekends.