Winter Weather and Work-related Travel
Throughout much of the year, Iowa is fortunate to have a fairly mild climate that allows for successful crop growth and ample time out of doors. But in the winter, the weather can be brutally harsh as heavy rains, winds, snows, and ice settle in with a vengeance. Yet the travel demands of many occupations do not cease simply because transportation becomes more hazardous. As a consequence it is common for workers to be subject to motor vehicle accidents in the course of performing occupational duties throughout the state during the winter months.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by adverse weather conditions while you were executing your job responsibilities, then you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. 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 the benefits to which you are entitled under state law
Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Bad weather can wreak havoc on the highways and byways, even for a city or state that is well equipped with the tools and knowledge to minimize the severity of some of the worst effects. Unfortunately, this means that workers whose jobs take them out of the office face a significant risk of injury. Common car accident injuries include:
- Severe lacerations
- Severe contusions
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
To get back to work quickly and at full health, it is important that you receive the medical attention and recovery time that you need. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.