Injured trash hauler’s workers comp case to move forward

A workers’ compensation case involving a 55 year-old Des Moines trash hauler who was injured on the job in 2009 will finally be prosecuted. The man was injured three years ago after he fell eight feet while trying to tie down a tarp on a trash collector.

He was hospitalized after the fall and suffered severe abdominal pain and was vomiting blood, according to state records. His employers did not have insurance to cover workers’ compensation.

After he resigned two years later, a workers’ compensation deputy discovered that his injuries were not properly recorded. Another deputy has ordered his employers to pay the man’s disability payments and a $25,000 penalty. The state is considering criminal and civil ramifications.

If you or someone you love has been hurt on the job, you may qualify for workers’ compensation. Contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.


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