During the past few days, all of us in Central Iowa were treated to, finally, some spring-like weather...and many landscaping businesses began revving up their gear to get ready for, hopefully, more good weather to come.
If you type "Employee Injured" into a Google search, in just under a second, you'll get over 3 million results. This is an astounding number, and it demonstrates just how more and more common accidents are occurring in the workplace.
We hear it all too often that injured workers are frustrated with the system and want to give up.
How negligent can an employer be? It's a rhetorical question we suppose...but a real answer...is "EXTREMELY".
A recent survey found that our beloved Des Moines....is the nation's unhappiest city for workers. Not just the most unhappy in the Midwest...or on this side of the Missippi...in the entire country. Wow.
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?"
A few years ago, the Secretary of Labor delivered a speech addressing safety in the workplace, and among his comments, he said:
We're approaching one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Thousands upon thousands of us will be driving to visit friends & family over the holidays, and with all of us on the roads, let's all be sure to show some extra care and concern when driving through construction zones.
Accidents at the workplace can occur at any time and in any fashion.
In a story out of New York...an employee of a nail salon suffered injuries after the sidewalk outside her workplace collapsed beneath her. She was preparing to open up the nail salon when the unexpected happened.