Tama-Toledo, Iowa - Report states a construction worker in Tama County, working on a ladder at Benda Ag Services north of Vining fell from the ladder, struck some rebar, then suffered a head injury and had to be flown to Iowa City for treatment. Head injuries that result in traumatic brain injury can make a worker permanently totally disabled, rending them unemployable. Spouses and dependent children are entitled to receive benefits in some instances. Workers with lifetime brain damage can receive medical benefits for life.
Workers’ compensation injuries are complicated claims. Those on a construction site sometimes allow for claims against other subcontractors or the general contractor depending on safety issues. We encourage out potential clients to get in touch with us immediately so an investigation can be conducted before anyone destroys evidence or changes the accident scene.
The Times-Republican reports the injured worker is Trevor Abernathy working for an independent contractor, Wiebke Construction. They are erecting a building.
- The Iowa Edict on Workers’ Compensation in Iowa – Lawyer’s blog
- The Verdict has a section on workers’ compensation claims on the Lombardi Law Firm site is for clients and potential clients. – Lawyer’s blog.
- The Iowa Industrial Commission, State Government site
- The Iowa Industrial Commission, Frequently Asked Questions
- Traumatic Brain Injury defined – Brain Injury 101
- Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Support for those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury
- Brain Injury Association of Iowa – Call 1-800-444-6443 or [email protected]
- Iowa Plan for Brain Injury
- Resources, Advocacy and Funding for People with Traumatic Brain Injury