Personal injury law includes workers who get injured on the job. Injured workers have been a major part of my life since before the day I started practicing in June of 1981. It goes back to the 1950’s and 60’s. I guess you could say it is in my blood.
My family were what we called ‘working stiff’s, blue collar workers who worked hard, drank beer on the 4th of July and lived for the love of family and the waters off the Rhode Island shores.
I've been working since I was 8-years-old. My first job was helping a neighbor plant shrubs. He worked as a General Mills salesman, placing cereal boxes on shelves in grocery stores. [At least I think it was General Mills.] At the end of the day he pointed toward the boxes stacked inside his garage and said, “Pick three boxes and take them home to your mother.” So, I did and thought I had hit a goldmine. We worked, we earned a living, paid the bills and barely got ahead. To my family going to college was the goal.
Just A Bunch Of Working Stiffs
My grandfather went to work every day in a white collar. He was essentially the only white collar worker in the family. He was legal assistant to the president of Narragansett Electric. The rest of the men and women were electrical workers, utility workers, but mostly factory workers.
Premiere Thread, Alcoa, Converse Rubber Company, American Tourister luggage and wire-factory workers.
So when I began the process of learning about the law, I chose what I knew: blue-collar workers who had been injured. These are my people, the people I chose to support as a lawyer.
Now the Iowa legislature has passed laws forgetting all about you. After a work related injury you get minimal benefits with no real evaluation about the actual disability the injury caused. Your only hope is to hire a lawyer. No lawyer? No chance. Good luck.
It is really that simple.
If you've been injured on the job contact me online or call me directly at 515-222-1110.
More blogs to read
- Injured On The Job in Iowa? You Need A Skilled Workers' Compensation Attorney.
- How do I initially proceed with an on-the-job injury?
- Can I get workers compensation if I might have been infected by MRSA when working as a home health aide?
- I think my work comp case is closed, but can I still get medical care?