The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is advising outdoor workers to take extra precaution when working in cold temperatures. While Iowa workers may be used to cold conditions, this … [Read more...]
Archives for December 2015
Sometimes workers’ compensation appeals are necessary
Let us assume a scenario in which you are injured in a work-related accident, suffering a severe back sprain. Although you are eventually able to return to work, later on when you are helping a friend … [Read more...]
What is an occupational disease?
Most people associate worker's compensation with injuries on the job. But although it may be overshadowed by workplace accidents, the category of occupational illness is also important when … [Read more...]
Excessive weather conditions can cause workplace injuries in Iowa
If you live in Iowa, you probably aren’t too worried about the heat index this time of year. Snow measurements are more likely your weather concerns. But whether extreme cold or excessive heat, … [Read more...]
Industrial workers are at risk for lead exposure
By law, workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. Some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. Industrial workers, for example, face many hazards on the job. One hazard is exposure … [Read more...]
What is the process to resolve a workers’ compensation dispute?
Because workers' compensation in Iowa is a form of insurance, then like any insurance – automobile, home or otherwise – claims can sometimes be held up by misunderstandings or differences of opinion … [Read more...]
Standing more may avoid back injury, burn calories
When residents of Iowa think of workplace injuries, they may think of factory workers, construction workers or even farmers who are hurt by large machinery. Office workers may think they are immune to … [Read more...]
Workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits
In an earlier post we addressed the general question of what benefits other than Iowa workers’ compensation may be available to you if you suffer a work-related injury or occupational disease. Two … [Read more...]
What is subrogation in workers’ compensation?
Sometimes a workers' compensation claim can involve more than just the injured empolyee, the employee and the employee's insurer. On occasion a third party may be involved in acts that contributed to … [Read more...]
Workers’ compensation benefits for families of deceased workers
When an employee is unable to work because of workplace injuries or an occupational disease, including hearing impairment, Iowa employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits. … [Read more...]