Since the workers' compensation system originated in America, workers across the nation have felt much more secure about on-the-job injuries. Knowing that a program exists to help them replace lost income and pay for medical care after an injury gives workers...
Month: April 2018
Safely sharing Iowa roads with large commercial vehicles
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Apr 23, 2018 | Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Semis and other large commercial vehicles seem to be everywhere. While the public appreciates the valuable services these vehicles provide, it is sometimes scary to share the road with these massive vehicles. This is particularly the case when you think about how many...
Can someone suffer accident injuries and not know it right away?
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Apr 19, 2018 | Car Accidents
It seems difficult to believe, but a person involved in a car accident could be injured and not realize it right away. This is the number one reason why you should always seek a medical opinion after any car accident -- even a minor fender bender. It is also a great...
As an independent contractor, can I get workers’ compensation?
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Apr 11, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
Because only employees are eligible for benefits like medical coverage and payment for lost wages, it is always important to understand how your job classifies you. In the eyes of the law, independent contractors are not employees, and therefore, are not eligible to...
Your options when a commercial vehicle insurer refuses to pay
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Apr 7, 2018 | Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicles fill Iowa's roadways at all times of the day or night. They are unavoidable in most cases, even if you drive during lulls in traffic. These large automobiles can result in significant property damage and personal injury if a commercial vehicle...
Despite laws against it, truckers still text on their phones
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Apr 5, 2018 | Blog
Most people understand that distraction is dangerous to themselves and others when they drive motor vehicles. Choosing to read a new text message, type a response, take a photo or scroll through social media while driving can easily result in a crash.After all, your...
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