The last thing any employee wants is to be injured while performing job duties. Being unable to work can bring about financial struggles and many other difficulties in life. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens to thousands of workers in Iowa and across the country every year. Luckily, those who have been injured at work may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help them through the experience.
Recently a worker in another state suffered severe and debilitating injuries while he was on the job. The man worked for a construction company and was helping to pave an area of land. According to reports, he was working in close proximity to a tractor on the job site when the tractor unexpectedly began to roll forward.
Reports said the tractor rolled over the man’s foot and ankle and severely injured him. Reportedly, the man was communicating with the driver of the tractor at the time of the accident, and it was unclear what caused the tractor to roll forward. Authorities said the incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tragically, suffering a debilitating injury at work can not only affect the victim’s life, but also the lives of his or her immediate family members. Those in Iowa who have suffered a work-related injury or illness may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim and obtain financial relief to replace lost wages and pay medical expenses. However, since the claims process can be confusing, it may be helpful to consult an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.