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Understanding the First Report of Injury in Your Work Injury Case

Every year, Des Moines workers are involved in work-related accidents of varying severity, and some develop illnesses or injuries due to repeated exposure to work conditions. But whatever the nature of a work injury or illness, workers are entitled to workers’ compensation as provided by Iowa state law. This pays for medical treatment and provides disability benefits.  There are several steps to recovering fair workers’ comp benefits, though. One of the most important parts of a work injury case is notifying the employer of the injury and the employer filing a First Report of Injury (FROI) form. For more information on what a FROI is and why it’s important in a work injury case, read on.  What is a workers’ comp First Report of Injury?  ... Read More »

How to Relieve Sore Feet after Work

Foot pain is a common condition that can affect all age groups and demographics. Common ailments are pain in the arch, sole, ankle, toes or heels.  Pain in the feet can be related to a variety of factors.  aging. ailments like diabetes. mineral deficiencies. bad shoes. or, excessive walking or standing.  If your job duties require you to spend long hours or to do a lot of walking throughout the day, you may experience foot pain as a result. Knowing how to relieve sore feet after work can help alleviate the pain and discomfort after a long day of standing or walking.  However if your pain is persistent or severe, your family doctor or a podiatrist should be consulted for possible medical intervention.  Ways to ... Read More »

Subsequent Report of Injury: What is it? Does it matter to my case?

There are many responsibilities assigned to employers and insurers when a worker is injured on the job in Des Moines. Employers must meet reporting requirements in order for employers and their workers’ comp insurers to remain compliant with all Iowa laws.  The workers’ compensation timeline requires a First Report of Injury (FROI) after the employer receives notice of the injury, and a Subsequent Report of Injury (SROI) is required at multiple steps in the claims process and for multiple reasons.  First Report of Injury (FROI)  Once an employee suffers an injury at work, the employer must submit the FROI via the Electronic Data Interchange system (EDI) within four days (excluding federal holidays and Sundays).  If the work-related accident causes death or the hospitalization of at ... Read More »

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