Injuries On The Job

Naturally, some occupations are more hazardous than others. When we think of workplace injuries, we often think of serious and catastrophic injuries occurring at dangerous workplaces such as construction sites and health care settings. Such common workplace injuries may include:

  • Lifting injuries: herniated disks, repetitive stress or cumulative joint injuries and others
  • Fall injuries: broken bones, spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and others
  • Injuries resulting from use of power tools or motor vehicles: amputations, explosions, blunt force injuries and others
  • Burn injuries: resulting from explosions, exposure to heat sources, fumes or chemicals and other dangers on the job

Some occupations seem relatively safe, but workplace injuries even in protected environments can leave workers needing medical care and time off work. Examples include:

  • Repetitive stress or cumulative injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological ramifications of all kinds of difficult situations, such as robberies, that can come up at any job
  • Injuries occurring because of building-related hazards and disasters in the workplace such as fires

When injuries develop over time, it may be hard to pinpoint a start date.

The Nature Of Your Injuries Will Affect How Benefits Will Be Paid

Depending on your physical condition, your disability benefits (beyond medical care) may be structured to compensate you for:

  • Temporary total disability (TTD)
  • Temporary partial disability (TPD)
  • Healing period (HP)
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD)
  • Permanent total disability (PTD)

For More Information, Contact A Lawyer

The information on this website, as well as information available from other sources such as the Social Security Administration, applies to many people's circumstances but may not take into account unique factors of your Iowa workplace injury. Contact an attorney at our Des Moines office by phone at 877-649-2760 or by email to schedule a free consultation.