Iowa Occupational Injury Incidence Rates for 2008
Industrialization has been a tremendous boon to large corporations and there are many advantages that society has also gained as a consequence of these technological advances. Unfortunately, much of the machinery that has been developed and which workers utilize each day during the course of their labor is potentially very dangerous.
Moving parts, cutting edges, and in some cases the structural collapse of massive machines can potentially inflict serious injury upon an employee. Depending upon the nature and severity of a workplace accident, a worker may need medical treatment and time off work to properly heal.
If you have been injured on the job, then you are likely entitled to pursue workers’ compensation benefits under Iowa law. These benefits can pay for your accident-related medical needs, a portion of lost wages, and other considerations. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your claim.
It is natural to be optimistic and to simply expect that you will avoid the misfortune of suffering an injury in the workplace. But this optimism is often betrayed by the grim reality of occupational accidents. Tens of thousands of Iowan workers are the victims of reportable accidents each year, and in 2008, the following were the most hazardous workplaces, as assessed by the incidence rates gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Nursing and residential care facilities – 14.9 %
- Food manufacturing, non-poultry animal slaughtering – 13.5 %
- Services providing, water, sewage, and other system utilities – 11.7 %
- Food manufacturing, all animal slaughtering – 11.2 %
We understand how important it is for you to have the resources necessary to cover the costs incurred by your occupational injury. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600 for more information on what we can do for you.