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Cedar Rapids Construction Amputation Lawyers
Construction work can take a brutal toll on the body as the intense physical demands of the grueling labor accumulate over time. In recognition of this, employees in construction trades are often compensated well as compared to those working in other fields. But the risk of serious occupational injury is exceptionally high and can result in temporary or permanent disability, both of which are likely to incur substantial medical expenses and lead to a significant reduction of income. This can place workers and their families in a difficult situation and can pose a real threat to their financial security.
Fortunately, the state of Iowa requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that injured employees can receive the medical care that they need without distress. If you have lost a limb or member due to a construction accident, contact the Cedar Rapids amputation lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. for help fighting for the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
Common Causes of Amputation
Although construction workers should always make every effort to be vigilant at all times given the hazardous nature of their work, one of the most beneficial aspects of workers’ compensation is that fault is not considered. This means that there is no contentious argument with an adversarial insurance company about who bears responsibility, which can save you valuable time and money as you seek benefits. Though the hazards are plentiful, in our practice we have observed that the following are often involved in amputations:
- Crush injuries
- Falls from elevation
- Malfunctioning equipment
Unfortunately, problems can arise with the fair distribution of workers’ compensation benefits. If you have any complications with receiving the compensation you need in a timely manner, an experienced and aggressive Cedar Rapids workers’ compensation attorney can help you fight for financial fairness and stability.
It is important for your health that you have access to essential medical care, and it is important for your family’s financial and psychological well-being that you gain compensation for your workplace injuries. Contact the Cedar Rapids construction amputation lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. at (319) 294-4424.