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April 2017 Archives

Long and short term effects of workplace electrocution

Workers in Iowa may face the possible danger of electrocution, regardless of whether or not their primary job involves electronics or high sources of electrical energy. A single electrical outlet can deliver enough volts to severely harm or even kill a human, so the dangers of workplace electrocution apply to anyone who works in a building with a source of electricity.

New workers’ compensation law slashes benefits

A new workers’ compensation law was signed by Governor Branstad that changes the benefits Iowa workers are afforded when injured on the job. According to U.S. News, the new law goes into effect on July 1, 2017. This will affect workers across the state who suffer from shoulder injuries, as they will see a decrease in overall benefits.

Temporary disability benefits in Iowa

No matter what your line of work or what industry you are in, a job-related accident can happen at any time in Iowa. When you are hurt on the job, you should be able to trust that you will be able to receive appropriate help. One type of help available to you may well be workers' compensation benefits.

What are common sources of workplace injuries?

Workers in Iowa are exposed to many different hazards on the job. However, there may be some that you aren't aware of simply because they aren't obvious. At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., we work to inform you about all of the potential areas of harm your job could offer.

How can I prevent work-related toxic exposure

Toxic exposure can happen without your full realization. It could be hours, days or even years before you notice the effects of dangerous substances. Imagine working on a construction site and inhaling the fumes that a welder emits. You could become very ill due to this exposure. Fortunately, there are preventative measures you can take to avoid exposure. However, even wearing all the appropriate safety gear and using proper ventilation techniques, accidents still happen. An attorney in the Council Bluffs area can help you file a workers' compensation claim so that you receive the benefits you deserve.

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