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Workplace Accidents Archives

Workplace accidents may cause severe injuries

Even with the safety measures employers have in place to prevent accidents, injuries still occur in the construction industry. Whether caused by unforeseen circumstances or simple mistakes, workplace accidents can lead to serious injuries for those involved. One California construction worker recently suffered injuries caused by a fire that broke out while he and his crew were working.

Workplace accidents in California can lead to serious injuries

In spite of the many safety precautions created for construction work, injuries still occur frequently in California and across the country. Those who suffer from workplace accidents may consider filing workers' compensation claims as a means to deal with the aftermath of such injuries. Two workers are likely looking into their options after suffering injuries while doing electrical work.

Dollar General cited again for workplace safety violations

In a prior post, we highlighted how retailer Pier 1 Imports was cited for multiple safety violations, including having merchandise stacked in an unsafe manner, as well as having boxes blocking emergency exits. Not only could these hazards lead to patrons' injuries, they could very well result in employees being injured.

Collaborative strategies can reduce risk

We have written a great deal about the culture of fear that many employees subscribe to; even if it means to forego workers’ compensation benefits, or to return to work without proper rest and rehabilitation. While this culture fosters dangerous workplace conditions, there are a few employers who are working towards changing it.

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.

Work accident claims life of woman pulled into mixing vat

Work accidents in California and elsewhere that involve industrial-type machines can be freakish and nightmarish in some circumstances. In addition, the setting does not always have to be in a large industrial manufacturing plant. One ghoulish work accident recently happened in a bakery outlet of a grocery store when a 45-year-old woman was pulled into a mixing vat and killed by the blades before a co-worker could turn off the machine.  

Degloving injury in work accident may require complex treatment

In California, degloving injuries to workers are most often seen in industrial settings. One relatively common incident is the degloving of a hand and/or forearm when the upper extremity is caught in a machine that is not guarded by appropriate protective devices. A work accident of that kind can cause serious and debilitating injury to the worker, and may provide the worker with more than one source of compensation for his or her losses.

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.

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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