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Number of workplace injuries and illnesses in California

People in California go to work in order to make money for themselves and their families. They rely on these jobs to pay for housing, food, clothes, car payments, utilities and other bills as well as recreational activities. So, if a person is hurt in a workplace accident and is unable to work, it can be devastating. Losing that income can make life very difficult for both the worker and their family.

The benefits of workers' compensation in California

Californians work all kinds of different jobs in California. Some are more dangerous than others. Californians who work construction or industrial jobs involving heavy machinery are more prone to injuries, but people can be hurt at any type of job. These injuries can be very devastating for the victim. Depending on the severity of the injury, the person may incur costly medical bills and be unable to work for a period of time.

How a workers' compensation attorney can help injured workers

The workers' compensation system is supposed to provide a means for injured employees to maintain an income while they heal from their injuries, as well as provide compensation for employees who can no longer work because of severe injuries.

Mine CEO Found Guilty Of Conspiracy To Violate Safety Laws

Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, was recently found guilty of conspiring to violate mine safety standards while avoiding conviction on more serious charges. The charges are related to the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that happened in West Virginia in 2010. 29 miners were killed in that explosion. It was the deadliest mining accident in more than 40 years. 

What Our Clients Say
  1. My injury and subsequent WC case was one of the most difficult times in my life, and I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy. Throughout the entire ordeal though, Mr. Kropach and Ms. Shibata stood by my side, providing me amazing support.

    - Wpark
  2. I was in a very serious accident in early 2000 and found that Attorney Kropach and his Staff especially his paralegal Jill paid close attention to my case and no matter how many questions I asked they always had time to explain in layman's language what I needed to know.

    - Janice Ann
  3. I have been lucky to have William Kropach handle two different workers' compensation cases in the last several years that exceeded all of my expectations.

    - Arabella
  4. I hired Mr. Kropach years ago due to the fact that he was head of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. After the insurance company denied my claim I thought my case was over but my attorney fought the insurance company all the way to the appellate court and WON.

    - Workers’ Compensation Client
  5. I hired Mr. Kropach years ago due to the fact that he was head of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. After the insurance company denied my claim I thought my case was over but my attorney fought the insurance company all the way to the appellate court and WON.

    - Workers’ Compensation Client
  6. I have a 18 year old work-comp case. Mr. Kropach never gave up or settled for anything less. He kept fighting for my rights to win. He realized I was in the right and He never once asked me to just give up.I won my case 100 %

    - Edward
  7. I have known Bill for over 25 years. He is personable and very knowledgeable in the area of Workers Comp. My experience during this very stressful time has been excellent. His staff is courteous and efficient and always kept me up to date with my case.

    - Donna
  8. I hired Mr. Kropach for my workers compensation claim about 3 years ago. I was suffering severe pain on my elbow as a result of my job. Mr. Kropach was superb in helping me settle this case.

    - Dax
  9. Bill treated me with care, individuality, and really examined my case carefully. I was immediately impressed with his track record and his dedication to voluntary unpaid community services.

    - Brad
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