Iowa Workplace Injury Statistics for 2007
Routine is an important part of life. For many Iowans, the most significant parts of the daily and weekly routines are the time spent with their families and the time spent performing the wage-earning labor that keeps those families fed. Day in and day out the same people go to the same places and have the expectation that it will continue in that cycle without interruption for as long as they live. But thousands of the state’s workers are hurt each year in work-related accidents or occupational illnesses that can leave them at a loss.
If you have sustained an injury in the workplace, you are most likely entitled to pursue the benefits available to you under the state-mandated workers’ compensation system. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to learn about your rights and options so that your family’s needs may be met and its interests secured.
Fields at Risk
In 2007, the most recent year for which data are available, roughly 6% of the state’s workforce sustained reportable injuries in the workplace. Though when thinking of occupational injuries people often conjure up images of construction workers engaged in various tasks, construction work did not have the highest incidence rate of injury in 2007. The top 5 subcategories of employment, by incidence rate were:
- Animal (except poultry) slaughtering – 19.0 %
- Animal slaughtering (including poultry) – 14.9 %
- Professional and business services – 13.5 %
- Education and health services – 12.9 %
- Other general purpose machinery manufacturing – 12.0 %
If you have been injured in the workplace, we have the experience that can make all the difference in your case. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.