Danger at the Rock Quarry

Rock quarrying, like mining, often puts workers at risk of sustaining injuries and illnesses. Quarrying doesn’t just affect workers. It can also expose people in surrounding areas to hazards. Serious accidents can develop due to physical dangers posed in quarrying operations, and exposure to airborne chemicals can also increase the risk of illness. Hazards for Quarry […]
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How the COVID-19 Liability Shield Could Impact Your Iowa Workmans Comp Case

Recently, Iowa Senate and House Republicans passed legislation that may protect health care providers and businesses from lawsuits pertaining to COVID-19, impacting workman’s comp. The introduction of the legislation hasn’t been without controversy. Democrats, advocates for the elderly, and workers have spoken out against it. What the New Legislation Means The new liability shield in […]

What to Expect at Your Iowa Workers Comp Hearing

When you’re hurt in a work-related accident, you may be ready for your workers comp benefits to make your recovery easier. But you may not have gotten your benefits. You were denied workers comp, and now you’re suffering for that loss. You have a chance to change that decision with a workers comp lawyer. Know […]
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Employer Retaliation and Your Iowa Workers Comp Rights

When you’re hurt on the job, getting workers comp benefits can be easier said than done. You may be worried about more than a denial letter, too. You may be worried that your boss will retaliate against you for filing a workers comp claim.  While it’s illegal in Iowa to retaliate against someone for seeking […]
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What if I’m Not Satisfied with My Workers Comp Doctor?

After a work accident, it can be difficult to recover from your injury. Everyone responds to injuries in different ways, and because of this, you may have some trouble getting the care you believe you need. In some cases, you may also feel unsatisfied with your workers comp doctor. Do you have options in this […]
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Fatal Workplace Injuries On The Rise

Posted on Jan 07, 2018 A recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that fatal work injuries during 2016 in the United States reached their highest level since 2008. The report found double-digit increases during this time span in workplace violence and overdose fatalities. There were 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2016 […]
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Erick Lopez V. Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 This was a recent case heard in the Iowa Court of Appeals. Erick Lopez worked for Cargill Meat Solutions when he was injured on the job.  Lopez was awarded 35 weeks of permanent partial disability benefits for his injury, but was unhappy with the award. Lopez felt he should have been awarded […]
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Does My Traumatic Brain Injury Count for a Workers Comp Settlement?

When you’ve suffered a severe brain injury, it’s already tough enough to get treatment. You may need special treatments and emergency surgery to help your situation. Worse, you may have been at work at the time, and now you’re worried about getting a Des Moines workers comp settlement.  If you’ve recently suffered a traumatic brain […]
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How to Calculate Your Workers Comp Disability Rating

An injury at work can leave you unsure of what your future holds. After your injury occurs, the next step is to file a worker’s compensation claim so you can potentially get your medical expenses covered and receive disability benefits. Disability benefits will cover up to 80 percent of your lost wages temporarily while you’re […]
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