You might have laughed if someone told you that they wanted to file for workers' compensation for a severe sunburn in the past, but now that you've been in the same situation and unable to work, you know how serious one can be.While sunburns are generally temporary,...
Helping Iowans Who Are Injured And Disabled Obtain
Whether you work in construction, retail or a warehouse, chances are good that your duties may include operating a forklift. Even if that is not within your job description, you probably work around those who do operate these smaller versions of heavy machinery.But...
Even in the best circumstances, having a child and raising them to adulthood is both difficult and incredibly expensive. Families invest tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in the shelter, food, clothing, health care and education of their children. For...
Working in the construction industry puts you at risk of many types of injuries. Even minor injuries can cause pain and discomfort, while hindering your ability to do your job in the future.Here are five of the most common causes of construction accidents and...
Suffering an injury at work can cause many complications, both for the injured worker and for those who rely on them. This is particularly true when a worker suffers a head injury, which can cause many symptoms that impact their professional and personal lives....
If you work outdoors during the hot summer months in Iowa, it's imperative to protect yourself against the heat. Failing to do so can result in a variety of health concerns, such as heat stroke and dehydration.Heat stroke is a serious heat injury that can result in...
If you work in the construction industry in Des Moines, you know that you have a dangerous job. You probably even know a least a few people who have suffered both minor and severe work injuries.While you might have avoided a workplace accident so far, it is impossible...
Every workplace has its own hazards. For some, it's heavy machinery. For others, it's falls from heights. For still others, it's exposure to dangerous substances.The key to staying safe is consistency. You need to know what you can do every day to protect yourself....
The risk of getting hurt on the job is a reality that every worker faces. The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that in 2015, approximately three million workers suffered from either an illness or injury that was job-related. Over half...
Most Iowa workers understand that they can receive compensation to help make financial ends meet after a serious injury. Such benefits could include workers' compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or both.Workers' compensation benefits only apply to...
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