Workers whose jobs include working in a loud environment, using repetitive motion or handling toxic materials such as asbestos suffer a high rate of occupational disease and disabilities. If you work in Iowa, chances are your occupation-related disability will be covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance.
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.
We'll all be heading out the Fair this weekend....looking forward to the corn dogs, apple eggrolls...of course, the lemonade, and everything else the Fair has year after year!
Electrical accidents are the cause of 5-10% of traumatic work deaths, ranking fourth behind falls and punctures for workplace-related mortalities.
It's really pretty simple.
We are so incredibly appreciative of all the clients that we've had the honor to fight for...and we thank them for their kind words.
On a job site, there are a lot of moving pieces...a lot of moving people. Even when all safety measures are taken, there still lies the uncertainty of human error.
They could almost be the new state bird of Iowa...the giant wind turbines you see when you head East...West...North...or South of Des Moines. More and more wind farms are appearing, and with the rush of getting the giant turbines in place, there is an increasing risk of accidents & work-related injuries.
When you come upon a road construction zone...it's not a surprise. No one should ever have the excuse, "Oh wow, I had no idea".
If you've been hurt while on the job, your employer's hope is that you'll stay quiet about it...that you won't report it...that you'll just go about your normal workday and hope that the injury just works itself out.