If you suffered an injury at work in Iowa or have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or disability, you have the right to file for medical treatment and disability benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier.
A few years ago, the Secretary of Labor delivered a speech addressing safety in the workplace, and among his comments, he said:
In Colorado recently, a floorer won a $16 million lawsuit after he suffered severe injuries when an electrical box exploded. He had gone back to the electrical box to see why his tools had suddenly lost power...and when he touched the box, without warning, it exploded.
Pain, repeated surgeries, physical therapy, loss of wages - all come along with a workplace injury. What many people don't realize, however, is that depression is often a very real disability as well.
It doesn't need to be said...but it does seem that employers need a reminder...but, working with flammable materials is extremely dangerous.
During what was expected to be a routine repair on a water leak at a golf course, a maintenance worker was critically injured after a pillar nearby loosened and fell on him.
Job security. We hear a lot about it...we hear people talk about it...how important it is to them.
Usually, a topic like this would be reserved for December...January...February...maybe March. Not April though...not April 6th However, this winter never wants to leave Central Iowa, so here's a quick reminder...if you're working in cold, icy, snowy conditions, take extra care.
One of the more dangerous professions is anyone that involves working with heights. Falls are unfortunately all too common. Even a fall from a height of just over 2 feet carries a major risk of a serious injury.
We're beginning the holiday season, and with the holidays comes many businesses getting in the holiday spirit by putting up festive holiday lights & decorations. With those increased worker responsibilities, comes increased risks.