Workers’ Compensation and Logging
On every day of your life, you are likely to, on multiple occasions, use products that are created from the arboreal harvesting performed by loggers. Homes and buildings, paper, bathroom tissue, and many other goods are made possible directly by the labor conducted out in the woods and far away from where these items end up. The work that these individuals do is incredibly dangerous, and the likelihood of severe workplace injuries is substantial. The injuries that a logger sustains on the job may require medical treatment and might also force him or her to miss valuable time at work.
Iowa workers’ compensation laws were enacted early in the last century for the purpose of helping injured employees and their families cope with the very real financial implications of an occupational injury or illness. If you have been hurt at work, you deserve access to these benefits, and we can help you. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600
Common Sources of Logging Injuries
Any intense physical labor is likely to expose employees to the risk of a workplace injury, and logging places immense demands on the bodies of workers. The potential for serious and even life-threatening accidents is complicated by the remote location of most job sites and the environmental conditions that loggers face. Common sources of logging injuries are:
- Falling branches and tree limbs
- Falling from a tree while climbing
- Lower body injuries and head injuries due to uneven terrain
- Skidder and tractor injuries
- Axes and saws pose a risk of severe lacerations, amputations, and death
Whatever your logging injury, we can help you to fight for the benefits that you are rightfully due. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.