No matter whether you work in an office or a construction site, inside or outside, there are a few tips that every Iowa worker should follow to keep themselves safe in their workplace.
Every worker should familiarize themselves with what rights they have within their workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers have the right to:
If you believe your rights are being violated, speak with an employment attorney to find out what your next steps should be.
Stress is something everyone faces in the workplace, but too much of it can be detrimental to your mental and physical health. Here are a few ways to reduce or remove workplace stress while on the job in Iowa:
If you have been injured at work, you need to tell your supervisor as soon as you can. In Iowa, you have 90 days to tell your employer that you were injured at work, or you may lose out on any workers’ compensation benefits.
It’s a good idea to tell your employer about any injury, even if you believe the injury is not serious. However, if you have been seriously injured, talk to a workers’ compensation attorney. The initial consultation is usually free, and an attorney can give you options on how next to proceed.
Never assume that workers’ compensation is the only way to get compensation for your injuries. Third-party claims may be a way to get you compensated for harms and losses that workers’ compensation will not cover.
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