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June 2016 Archives

New recommendation on hearing protection for construction workers

It may go without saying that construction sites are loud places, but it may be long overdue for hearing safety standards in these venues. A pair of recent studies, one by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and another by the U.S. Department of Energy, measured the effect of occupational hearing loss  and found that a large number of construction workers had lost a great deal of hearing over the course of their careers.

Bill to tax opioid based painkillers introduced in the Senate

In a prior post, we highlighted the trend of injured workers becoming addicted to painkilling drugs and using illegal drugs in conjunction with them. This indeed is a dangerous trend affecting workers, and new legislation is being developed to curtail abuse.

Tensions over new OSHA reporting rules reach Capitol Hill

It's not common that we highlight political matters on this blog, but the looming effective date of the new OSHA electronic reporting requirements have stakeholders jockeying for position before Congress. As we noted in a prior post, new rules taking effect on January 1, 2017 will require employers to report severe injuries and hospitalizations electronically.

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  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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