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.
Cumulative or repetitive trauma injuries develop over time, and their origin may not be immediately recognizable or provable.
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.
For years and years, those of us committed to fighting for the rights of workers have asked the question "How do we get these negligent employers to finally get their act together?"
During the holidays, many employers will employ more staff than usual to accommodate the holiday rush. When this happens, it is the responsibility of the employer to make sure extra safety measures are taken to maintain the safety of the extra staff.