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An Iowa Attorney Discusses Job-Related Rotator Cuff Injuries

Whether you’re a painter, carpenter, construction worker or warehouse employee, your job may require repetitive lifting and reaching. You may have engaged in physical labor for years without experiencing any work injuries. But gradually you start feeling a dull ache in one of your shoulders. The ache eventually turns to acute pain that worsens every time you move your arm in a certain direction. If you experience this type of pain and discomfort in your

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Lack of Training Causes Iowa Construction Accidents, Attorney Explains

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in Iowa and across the United States. In 2016, Iowa had a total of 76 fatal occupational injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And approximately 13 of those deaths occurred in the private construction sector. If you’re a construction worker, it’s important that you understand the primary factors involved in construction accidents. One leading factor that has many construction leaders concerned is lack of

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Foot Injuries A Common Problem in Iowa Workplaces

Any occupation in Iowa that involves physical labor can take a toll on the health of workers.  According to EHS Today article, jobs that involve repeated lifting and lengthy periods of standing can cause serious health complications that start in the feet and progress throughout the body.   What starts as pain in the foot can work its way up to the knees, hips, and back. If not addressed immediately, these injuries can turn into something far worse – requiring months out of work.   How common

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Iowa Workers’ Compensation in Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Work-related slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious and sometimes debilitating injuries — including injuries of the knee, wrist, shoulder, back, and head. Workers’ compensation in Iowa allows for coverage of all related reasonable medical expenses, as well as a portion of one’s paycheck for the duration of disability. However, many employers and insurers challenge these claims, so it’s important to work with an experienced Coralville workers’ compensation attorney. How Can Employers Prevent Worker Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

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Workers’ Compensation for Iowa Victims of Job-Related Violence

Workers’ compensation in Iowa can be obtained after a work-related violence incident, presuming it was precipitated during the scope of one’s employment. In other words, the worker must prove that some condition or element of the workplace made the worker more susceptible to the injury. As noted by the Iowa Department of Workforce Development, “injury” in this context is defined broadly as any health impairment (aside from normal bodily strains) that results from employment activity

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Technology Reducing Risks of Iowa Work Injuries

An increasing number of companies are using technology to help track and monitor employees, according to TechHQ, an industry publication focused on technology in the workplace. Worldwide, the International Labor Organization estimates 151 workers suffer a work incident every 15 seconds. Each year, more than 321,000 workers die in occupational accidents. Technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), including connected wearables and sensors, is permitting employees to better monitor their work environment and employers

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Top 6 Safety Concerns for Iowa Workers

Summer is the riskiest time of the year for Iowa work accidents. There are a number of reasons. More people on the roads increases the risk of transportation accidents, which are the number one killer of people on the job. Construction and farming both reach their peak in summer month as well. Both are among the most dangerous occupations in the nation. The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits to injured workers, including payment of

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The Most Common Types of Work Injuries

When it comes to workplace injuries, the first thought is usually a construction accident or a fall off of a ledge. It might surprise some that nursing assistants have a comparable injury rate to construction workers and movers. This can be explained by the nature of the most common injuries, over half of which are the result of common missteps. Work injury statistics Preventable accidents like slips, trips, falls, and overexertion made up about 60

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Workers Who Are Most At Risk For Fatigue

Almost every employee has experienced it. After what feels like a long day, you take another look at the clock, only to discover you have a few more hours to go. You strive to perform your job functions to the best of your ability, but your mind is sluggish, your body tired and you’re exerting every ounce of energy just to make it to the end of your shift. Fatigue can happen to anyone, but

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