Yes, this report of four Dahl employees being injured in a fight resulted in criminal charges against two females. See the KCCI story 4 Workers Hurt In Grocery Store Fight, dated February 6, 2012 with mug shots and a photo of the store. Workers in furthering the employees business are covered under workers’ compensation. It’s no different than being held up like some motel night clerks have been. One we represented was shot in the leg by the robber. He was paid. Tom Wertz over in Cedar Rapids represented another suffering from PTSD after being held up. Even though it’s criminal activity it’s still a valid and compensable injury.
What else are we seeing in recent news stories about workers’ compensation claims. Well there is the construction worker from Tama who suffered a head injury, (additional link to Benda Ag worker injury) there is the backhoe operator accident near Crescent, Iowa who ended up trapped in the water filled cab and a fellow worker had to break the glass to rescue him (great job!) The photo is pretty interesting to see it stuck in the mud. Worker comp claims are complex to pursue without having a lawyer. It’s that simple. The insurance adjusters are not on your side, even when they are friendly they are not your friend. So don’t forget it. I’ve been handling these claims for over 30 years and they have gotten more complicated not less. So call us if we can help you.
If you have a similar type of case and require the services of an attorney call us for a free consultation. 515-222-1110 or [email protected] We answer questions and provide legal advice about similar claims every day.Construction worker suffers head injury in Tama County
A man working on construction fell and sustained a severe head injury Monday afternoon at Benda Ag Service in eastern Tama County, authorities said. The man's name wasn't released. He was flown to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, according to ...
Worker injured in backhoe accident in Iowa
AP CRESCENT, Iowa — Authorities say the operator of a backhoe was injured when the machine tipped over and landed in a small body of water near Crescent in western Iowa. The Pottawattamie County sheriff's office told KETV-TV in Omaha, Neb., ...
Construction worker hurt in fall near Vining
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
ELBERON, Iowa --- Firefighters and EMTs rushed to Benda Ag Service on County Road V18 after a construction worker fell. The incident happened about 4:40 pm Monday but few details were available. According to the Tama County Sheriff's Office, ...