Becoming a pizza delivery driver seems like a fairly safe, easy career choice. It's often embraced by high school students and college students who just need some part-time work. You don't really need any experience or training. All you need is a car and the...
5 key ladder safety tips
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Aug 8, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
Ladders are inherently dangerous. The higher you get off of the ground, even if you have done the same job thousands of times, the more likely you are to be seriously injured or even killed in a fall.To prevent that fall, here are five important ladder safety tips: 1....
Employers can’t retaliate, even for a denied workers’ comp claim
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Jul 7, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
When employees decide to file workers' compensation claims, they are automatically protected by the law. Employers cannot retaliate against them because of the claims. Doing so infringes on the employees' rights, and it can create an atmosphere in which workers are...
Excuses for unsafe behaviors in the workplace
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Jun 4, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
Do you ever worry about just how safe you are in the workplace? Maybe you are concerned that your boss will tell you to do something that is clearly reckless and dangerous, or maybe you worry that your coworkers are going to injure you even if you work...
Workplace harassment due to a workers’ compensation claim
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | May 15, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
On several occasions, we have stated in our blog that employers in Iowa do not like workers' compensation claims. These claims affect many areas of a business such as insurance costs and the business's reputation. However, that does not mean that all employers in our...
Iowa workers’ compensation | Your medical treatment rights
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Apr 30, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
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...
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...
Postal workers in American face serious injury risks each day
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Mar 26, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has expressed pride in its work ethic for decades. Unfortunately, such dedication to service can also come with job-related injury risks. After all, the USPS does not cancel its service for inclement weather or any other adverse...
What can you do about workers’ compensation retaliation?
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Mar 21, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
Suffering an injury on the job is challenging, but if an employer begins treating you differently after you file a workers' compensation claim, it makes the ordeal even worse. While workers' compensation exists for your benefit, employers typically want to prevent...
Types of workers’ compensation benefits for injured Iowa workers
On Behalf of Carter Law Offices, P.C. | Mar 6, 2018 | Workers' Compensation
Injuries suffered in a workplace accident can be detrimental to your continued health, but they also endanger your finances. The workers' compensation system exists to help injured workers offset the financial costs associated with workplace injuries. For example,...
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