Suffering an injury while working is never fun...and the impact of the injury could actually lurk long after you've healed physically.
A terrible accident in Eastern Iowa has left four employees injured.
Workplace electrical shocks can result in a variety of severe injuries. Most commonly, these are heart injuries (including cardiac arrest), tissue degeneration, and severe burns.
We've blogged about this before...about how an ordinary day at the worksite can turn tragic in a split second.
Even when employers follow every safety measure (and those few that do should be applauded for their efforts), accidents at the workplace can still happen.
A serious fracture to an arm or leg compound crush injury to a hand or foot or a severe muscle tear can result in a lifetime disability.
A recent survey from New York acknowledged that nearly 2/3 of dairy workers had been injured while on the job. Of those injuries, a majority of them were severe enough that workers had to miss considerable time at work.
Even when all proper safety measures are taken, unforeseeable accidents can still occur.
Working with faulty/malfunctioning equipment poses a severe risk to hard-working employees, yet employers continually fail to update/maintain the equpiment.
You faithfully paid your premiums. You notified all the right parties. You may have even prepared yourself by taking the time to understand the terms of your insurance policy and how the insurance company wanted you to proceed in the case of injury.