Can you imagine going about your normal workday...and then 1000 pounds of rebar comes crashing down upon you?
After being injured on the job, it is difficult to know what to expect. Once you report your injury and your initial claim is filed you will begin working with a workers' compensation insurer.
In a recent story, a company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump.
No workplace is free from risk...the unpredictable can happen without warning, even when precautions are taken.
It's that wonderful time of the year in Central Iowa where fall finally hits...and we spend our weekends at the pumpkin patches & apple orchards. As we enjoy the afternoons on hayrack rides and playing in the corn bin...it might surprise you to discover how many employees are needed to operate a pumpkin patch or orchard.
There are many hidden hazards around the workplace...ones that sometimes you can't always account for...however, enacting proper safety precautions around areas where a fall might occur is NOT one of them.
Many workers are put at great risk when they have to deal with chemicals and other caustic materials.
Here's a quick little "Did You Know" regarding questions we get regarding workers' compensation.
"I didn't report my injury to my employer because I didn't want to lose my job".
Whenever the use of machinery is required, it is on the employer to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and that proper safety measures have been taken to ensure the worker's safety.