What Costs Are Deducted From My Workers’ Compensation Award?

What Costs Are Deducted From My Workers’ Compensation Award?

August 18, 2021

Some costs are deducted from workers’ comp awards, including attorney fees, doctors’ liens, Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance repayments, and permanent disability advances. An overview of these deductions can help injured workers understand how they impact workers’ compensation settlements. Costs and Fees for Attorneys Workers’ compensation lawyers in Iowa accept work injury cases on […]

By Niko Pothitakis
What You Should Know About Modifying Workers’ Comp Awards

What You Should Know About Modifying Workers’ Comp Awards

August 12, 2021

If injuries worsen after resolving a workers’ comp claim, it may be possible to reopen the claim. This can allow workers to seek additional benefits. Under Iowa Workers Compensation laws, a claimant has three years from the date of the last weekly benefits payment to reopen a work injury claim. There are important factors to […]

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Filing a Work Injury Claim After Employment Ends

Filing a Work Injury Claim After Employment Ends

August 06, 2021

Workers injured on the job may be able to file a workers’ comp claim after they quit or have lost their job. To be successful, injured workers must have sufficient evidence proving that the job was responsible for their current medical condition, however. Why Former Employees File Workers’ Comp Claims Against Previous Employers Workers may […]

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Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

July 21, 2021

Manufacturing processes often expose workers to toxic fumes in the workplace. For example, vehicle manufacturing and fuel unearthing processes can expose employees to various chemical vapors as a part of their daily work. OSHA requires employers to provide safety training and equipment to workers. OSHA rules and regulations are designed to protect workers from toxic exposures. […]

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How to Stay Alive While Trenching

How to Stay Alive While Trenching

July 13, 2021

Teams should implement a variety of safety measures to help save lives and keep workers safe during trenching projects. Trenching is vital for many construction projects. It involves digging into dirt to form a narrow passage for workers and equipment. Trenching can be dangerous like other aspects of a construction project. Cave-ins and collapses often […]

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Are These Safety Wearables Bringing More Construction Workers Home?

Are These Safety Wearables Bringing More Construction Workers Home?

July 05, 2021

Developments in construction worker safety wearables have been helping to keep employers safer and bring them home. With the many risks associated with construction projects and sites, organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have worked to implement policies and encourage the use of safety gear, including wearable devices using innovative technology. As […]

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Workplace Violence Is a Growing Problem

Workplace Violence Is a Growing Problem

June 16, 2021

A pressing issue Iowa workers face is workplace violence, which is why standards are required to maintain a safer work environment. Professionals, such as nurses, social workers, and emergency responders, are often at risk of harm. A recently introduced federal standard would help give Iowa’s workforce the protection they need. Is Workplace Violence on the […]

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Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

June 10, 2021

In Iowa, eight workers filed federal complaints against the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming that the agency practiced gross negligence that put workers at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The workers represent employees in various industries, including health care, meatpacking, nursing homes, transportation, and others. An Alleged Failure to Protect Workers […]

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AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

June 04, 2021

Although there’s been progress in reducing work-related injuries and deaths, AFL-CIO’s 2021 workplace safety report has shown that there’s still progress left to make. The introduction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has contributed to safer work environments in the U.S. for the last 50 years, but many workspaces are still far more […]

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Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

May 17, 2021

Some of the most common causes of crane accidents include getting struck by objects, a lack of situational awareness, and improper crane operation. These and other causes are often avoidable and could be caused by one or more individuals’ negligence. The following is a breakdown of these common causes. Struck By Objects One of the most […]

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