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Concrete truck driver recovering after Otho roll over

Most of the time, when we think of workplace accidents, we probably imagine the incident and injuries that can result, occurring in a set location. But that is not always the case.

Not all jobs are stationary. If your job takes you on the road, you could be miles from home base when an accident occurs. Regardless of where a worker is when something untoward happens, it becomes a workplace accident and workers' compensation benefits are called for.

Unfortunately, too often, insurance companies responsible for administering the compensation programs look to put limits on what gets paid out. An attorney's involvement can help ensure that the full measure of compensation is delivered.

This may be something that a Fort Dodge man is thinking about after a cement truck rollover.

The accident happened yesterday morning along U.S. 169 near Webster County Road D43. The sheriff's office says that for some reason the driver of the truck lost control of the massive vehicle and it rolled over on its side. After being extracted from the overturned vehicle, the driver was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center for treatment and released with minor injuries.

A news report says that this is the second such rollover in a week that has involved trucks from the same Redi Mix company. In both instances, both drivers were injured and the trucks were reportedly carrying 10 cubic yards of product. According to data available online, that would mean they were fully loaded.

That kind of information prompts a number of possible questions concerning liability. For example, were the trucks unsafe due to lack of proper maintenance? Were the drivers ill equipped or improperly trained to handle the fully loaded trucks?

These are the kinds of questions that an attorney likely would want to have answered in determining what compensation might be sought.

Source: The Messenger, "Concrete mixer rolls over on highway," Peter Kaspari, March 20, 2014

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