When you hear the phrase “workplace injuries,” you probably picture dangerous accidents involving malfunctioning machinery and unsafe work conditions. While those types of workplace injuries do occur, a workplace injury doesn’t need to be a dramatic accident for an employee to qualify for worker’s compensation benefits. In fact, almost every job presents the potential risk of injury to its employees in the form of repetitive stress injuries. Almost all jobs require some sort of repetitive motion, whether it’s packing meat at a plant, lifting crates of soda at a gas station, or simply typing on a keyboard at a desk job. Continue reading Repetitive Stress Injuries: Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim?
As a Des Moines law firm specializing in workers’ compensation for the past few decades, we’ve represented many Iowa construction workers just like you. Construction is extremely hard work and requires extensive physical labor, which means that construction companies have a heightened responsibility to keep their employees safe from injury, as well as support them financially in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out that smoothly between employers and employees, and that’s where we come in. If you’ve been injured at your construction site, you’re entitled to a certain level of financial support. If you feel that you aren’t being treated fairly by an employer in the field of construction, you need to consult with legal counsel immediately. Continue reading Construction Accidents & Injuries
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According to U.S. Census data, there were over 10 million car accidents in the United States in 2009. About 56,000 of those crashes happened in Iowa, resulting in almost 20,000 injuries and the death of 372 Iowans. Continue reading Car Accidents in Iowa
What to Do to Ensure Your Safety and Security
Most of the time, truck drivers are well-trained, cautious, precise, and good stewards of highway and road safety. And that’s good, because we rely on truck drivers and their services to keep Iowa, and the nation as a whole, running smoothly and efficiently. Unfortunately, the great quantity of trucks of all shapes and sizes on the road mean that they won’t all safely make it to their destination.
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Getting hurt at work can often be a very painful, confusing, and emotional situation. You will probably have a lot of questions, ranging from “Will I get fired?” to “Am I entitled to workers’ compensation?” With this flood of questions comes indecision, so it’s important to know the vital steps you should take in the case of a workplace injury. These simple precautions and actions are crucial in making sure that a workplace injury isn’t unnecessarily damaging to you professionally, personally, or financially. It’s also important to remember that laws that protect employees and employers vary from state to state, so pay careful attention to any step that has Iowa-specific details. Continue reading What to Do When You’re Hurt at Work In Iowa