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A noisy workplace may be the cause of your hearing problems

Some of us at the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., are old enough to have noticed diminished hearing, and the younger ones on our team know that their time is coming. While it is natural for hearing to lose its sharpness as we age – can you still hear the mosquito ringtones that teenagers can detect on their smartphones? – we also understand that some kinds of hearing loss are not natural or normal. In fact, noise pollution in the workplace can be the source of many Iowa residents’ hearing loss.

Getting help after a workers' compensation denial

You do not need to be employed in the construction or transportation industry in Iowa to be at risk of becoming injured in a workplace accident or of developing an illness due to some environmental factor where you work. People in all types of industries and across all functions in a company can find themselves in these types of situations. When this happens, it is important for you to know that you will be properly supported. Receiving workers' compensation benefits is one of the ways that you may be so supported.

Iowa workers’ compensation 101

At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., in Iowa, we know that workers’ compensation can be a very mysterious and complicated thing for many workers. We therefore thought it a good idea to review the basics of Iowa’s workers’ comp system so that our blog readers such as you will have a better understanding of this program that is there to provide you the benefits you need and deserve when you suffer an on-the-job injury or illness.

Preventing Falls In the Construction Industry

Did you know that falls are the No. 1 cause of fatal accidents in the construction industry? Our firm recently published a SlideShare report that sheds light on some startling statistics and provides insights on how to reduce serious and fatal accidents on construction sites. Plus, learn about an upcoming national campaign aimed at preventing falls in the construction industry.

Construction season ramping up again

It was a long, cold winter for residents in Iowa and across much of the United States. Now that spring is here, construction season will soon begin. As you know, construction’s busy season can also mean an increase in the risk of accidents on the job. At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., we are prepared to answer your questions about workers’ compensation after a construction injury.

What is an occupational disease?

If you are an Iowa worker, you may have questions about what constitutes an occupational disease. Chapter 85A of the Iowa Code covers occupational disease compensation, and Section 85A.8 defines occupational diseases as those which arise during the course of your employment.

Which benefits are provided by workers' compensation?

Understanding the requirements for qualifying for workers' compensation in Iowa can be confusing, but you may be just as concerned about what will be covered if you are approved. If you have been injured at work and are in need of assistance, you are likely curious about the benefits that you would be offered. 

What is toxic exposure?

When workers in Iowa like you are exposed to dangerous toxins, chemicals, or fumes, your health is on the line. At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., we provide you with important information regarding the types of illnesses that can come from exposure, and what to do if you've been exposed to these harmful substances.

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