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What Workers’ Compensation Costs Are Deducted From My Award?

Some workers’ compensation costs are deducted from injured workers’ benefit 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 claim settlements. Workers’ Compensation Costs and Fees for Attorneys Workers’ compensation lawyers in […]
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Can You Reopen a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If injuries worsen after resolving your case, it may be possible to reopen a workers’ compensation 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 Workers’ Compensation Claim After Employment Ends

Workers injured on the job may be able to file a workers’ compensation 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 Might File a Workers’ Compensation Claim Against Previous Employers […]
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Were You Exposed to Toxic Fumes at Work?

Manufacturing processes often expose employees to toxic fumes at work. 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. Protecting […]
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How to Make Construction Workers Safe with Wearable Technology

With new technology such as the smart, wearable watch, construction workers can track their health stats. These developments in construction worker safety wearables have been helping to keep employees safer. 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 […]
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Workplace Violence Is a Growing Problem

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?

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 Report on Safety in the Workplace

Although there’s been progress in reducing work-related injuries and deaths, AFL-CIO’s 2021 report on safety in the workplace 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 […]

Common Crane Accident Causes [infographic]

Some of the most common crane accident causes 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. Victims of crane accidents may file a workers’ […]
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