Coralville and all of Iowa


Coralville and all of Iowa



Food Production

An Iowa workers’ compensation lawyer who won’t back down

Food production plants are where foods are prepared for sale at supermarkets and other stores. The process is usually streamlined, and workers often perform the same tasks each day. But an accident can easily happen that leaves workers with serious injuries. Paul McAndrew Law Firm, PLLC helps injured workers successfully navigate the workers’ compensation system.

Workers in food production plants typically work in an assembly line operation. Food is cleaned, cooked, processed, cut, trimmed and packaged. Working conditions often include heavy machinery, slipping hazards, sharp instruments, temperature extremes and heavy equipment, such as forklifts. On-the-job accidents are common.

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The injury risks food production workers face include:

  • Lifting or overexertion injuries
  • Slip-and-fall accident injuries
  • Back pain (from sitting or standing for long periods)
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Heavy equipment crashes
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Plant fires or explosions

When workers are hurt on the job, they are often faced with rising medical expenses for treating their injuries. They also face the loss of their income while they are unable to work. Work injuries affect workers and their families physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. When a provider is hurt, some families struggle to make ends meet and even worry about losing their homes.

An experienced, compassionate, aggressive advocate

The Iowa workers’ compensation system is supposed to help injured workers pay for reasonable and necessary treatment and provide partial wages while they can’t work. But the system gives employers and insurance companies an advantage. They consistently try to keep payments as low as possible, and injured workers often don’t receive fair treatment.

Attorney Paul McAndrew is dedicated to helping injured workers get all the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. He is not interested in playing nice with insurance companies to settle for less. He tells them what he expects you to receive, and fights for you at all hearings, appeals and court proceedings.

Your best interests come first here

Whatever employers or insurance companies try to do to reduce your benefits, we’re there for you to stop them at every turn. Employer chooses the doctor who will treat your injury? We will get a second opinion from a doctor who is independent. Employer and insurance company downplay your injury? We will prove the extent of your injury. Insurance company deny treatment? We will fight to get you the treatment you need to recover.

Paul was born and raised in Iowa. As an attorney, he has helped countless working families with workers’ compensation claims. He knows how to build a strong case that is convincing to the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation. If he can’t negotiate a settlement that resolves your situation, he will fight your case in court.

If you were injured on the job at a food production plant, learn more about how we can help you. Schedule your free consultation. Simply call 319-887-1690.