Infections in the Workplace
Under Iowa law, the vast majority of employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that injured workers can receive the medical attention that they need in the aftermath of a workplace accident. Despite the obvious intent of the law, however, many companies still pressure injured workers to delay seeking treatment or to not report occupational injuries as required by regulations.
With puncture wounds, lacerations, and abrasions, this can create an unnecessary risk for infections that can cause serious adverse health effects and which may compel such drastic measures as the amputation of a limb.
If you have developed a serious infection as a result of a workplace injury, then you are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits to address the costs of medical care and missed work time. Let us help you and your family weather this difficult period. Contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600
Any wound that breaks the skin must be thoroughly cleaned and should be covered with a bandage to limit the likelihood that the site will be exposed to bacteria that could cause infection. But when first aid is not readily accessible or deadlines are imminent, there may not be a chance to meet this most basic standard of workplace wound care. Potential infections that may arise include:
- Gas gangrene
- Wet gangrene
A post-injury trip to the emergency room may leave you with a bill for thousands of dollars. Infections that develop as a result of workplace injuries are usually covered by workers’ compensation. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600 for help with your claim.