Most workers understand that there is a chance they will be injured on the job, but some injuries that occur at work are more serious than others. Amputation injuries are one of the most serious workplace injuries that a person can sustain. Workers who sustain an amputation of any body part face the prospect of dramatic life changes and the possibility of no longer being able to earn an income. Under California law, workers are entitled to various amounts of compensation for an amputation injury based on which part of the body is lost. The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach has extensive experience working with medical and economic experts thoroughly investigate your case and calculate total losses in order to obtain full compensation for these claims.
The loss of a loved one can be devastating, particularly when you are struggling to pay expenses or when the death was caused by poor safety procedures or gross negligence. If you believe that work contributed to your loved one’s death in any way then contact our office. The Los Angeles death claim attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach have extensive experience recovering proper compensation for family members who have experienced this loss. We will work with medical experts to thoroughly investigate your case and calculate total losses in order to obtain full compensation.
When most people think of a workplace injury, they think of traumatic incidents that are immediately visible. However, many work injuries actually occur inside of an employee’s body, injuries like hypertension, heart disease, hernias, acid reflux, GERD, diabetes or exposure to toxic chemicals, infections or viruses. Our cardiovascular system, heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, digestive tract and other internal organs can be damaged due to a workplace injury causing lifestyle changes that create an internal injury or aggravate a pre-existing condition, exposure to hazardous materials, as well as stress incurred on the job or because of the job. In addition, hernias often develop as a result of heavy lifting, and are more likely to occur when there is improper training in the workplace, or a lack of the necessary equipment to perform their job. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our goal is to investigate the cause of your cardiovascular, heart or internal injury in order to obtain full workers’ compensation benefits.
Workplace injuries occur in numerous different ways in and around the bustling and varied economy of the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley and Encino areas. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we have extensive experience handling every type of work injury that occurs, and regularly help clients recover compensation for traumatic injuries such as spine and spinal cord injuries; head and brain injuries; amputations; broken and dislocated bones, torn tendons, ligaments, muscles; injuries to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles; carpal and cubital tunnel; cardiovascular, heart, respiratory illnesses, and internal medicine injuries, depression, anxiety; hearing and vision loss; occupational cancers and more. We also help employees who sustain wear and tear; repetitive stress/strain; cumulative trauma injuries due to prolonged work exposure of varying intensity and lengths of time. Our attorneys can help clients recover compensation for injuries and illnesses caused by exposure in the workplace.
Workplace orthopedic injuries can happen at any time and in any industry. Whether you work in construction or in an office building, there is a risk of sustaining an orthopedic injury. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we know that on the job orthopedic injuries often occur as a result of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of work as well as from specific one-time events. We have experience with every type of orthopedic injuries, including serious injuries to all levels of the spine (neck, mid back, low back), shoulders, elbows, wrists, hand, carpal or cubital tunnel syndrome, hips, knees, ankles, plantar fasciitis and more.
Employees can be under constant or intense pressure, people can be exposed to violence, crime, trauma, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, overtime or unreasonable work hours, and constant pressure to produce more and at a faster pace. Trauma, toxic work environments, and repetitive or high-stress and or toxic work environments can result in employees who develop PTSD, depression, anxiety, physical and mental fatigue, sleep disorders, and other problems with social and mental functioning. Unfortunately, many workers’ compensation claims for stress-related injuries are initially denied. These claims are going to require assistance from an experienced Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney. The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach will work with you and medical experts to thoroughly investigate your workplace psych / stress-related injury and calculate total losses in order to obtain full compensation.
Nobody should ever have to go to work and worry about sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, data available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that nearly 80,000 head injuries during the latest reporting year were serious enough that employees missed days from work. Studies indicate that there are around 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by brain injuries. In the workplace, these injuries can occur due to slips, trips, and falls, objects falling onto workers, vehicle accidents, defective products, and more. Unfortunately, brain injuries can affect to varying degrees almost every mental faculty and physical capacity, problems can develop in speech, memory, sight, taste, mood and behavior, and control of the extremities, arms and legs. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain or head injury, we will investigate your claim to determine the nature and extent of your injury in order to obtain full workers’ compensation benefits.
Spinal cord injuries can be absolutely devastating, and information from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) shows us that the first-year medical costs for these injuries can range from $375,196 to $1,149,629, depending on how severe the spinal cord injury is. However, spinal cord injury victims and their families face significant additional costs related to these injuries, including in-home assistance, home or vehicle modifications, pain and suffering damages, and more. There are varying levels of paralysis that can occur when the spinal cord is damaged, including partial or complete paraplegia or quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries are considered catastrophic for victims, and can significantly alter a person’s ability to work or go about their daily life activities. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our goal is to ensure the victims of spinal cord injuries receive enough compensation to cover their medical expenses as well as any necessary long-term care.
Truckers work in one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Transportation industry workers put in countless hours transporting goods and people to and from and within the Los Angeles area, and they have incredibly difficult jobs. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the U.S.. The highest proportion of roadway fatalities involved a semi, tractor-trailer, and tanker trucks (38%), followed by pickup trucks (14%), delivery trucks/vans (11%) and automobiles (9%). According to the CDC More than 1 in 3 long-haul truck drivers have experienced a serious truck crash during their career. Tight delivery schedules may be an underlying cause of injuries and working when fatigued. All parts of the body can be injured due to years of truck driving or from sustaining a motor vehicle accident. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics found that most nonfatal truck injuries were not a result of a motor vehicle accident but were incidents of overexertion and bodily reaction; falls, slips, and trips; and use or contact of objects or equipment. Medical studies have shown that bus drivers are almost 60% more likely to sustain a lumbar spine injury compared to non-commercial drivers. Other studies show that cervical spine, leg, arm, and cardiovascular and other internal injuries are common among professional drivers. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we have extensive experience helping injured truckers secure the compensation they deserve for an on the job injury.
The truth is that work injuries are not uncommon in and around the Los Angeles area. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses during the latest year of data available across the country. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our Los Angeles and Encino workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience helping injured clients recover compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, we will investigate your claim and work contain medical coverage, temporary or permanent disability benefits, and more.
When someone is disabled by a workplace injury, and they are no longer able to work, they may have to file for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, studies show that only 30% of claimants are awarded benefits after their initial application. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our goal is to help injured workers throughout the entire Social Security disability benefits application process. Not only will we help you through the initial application, but we will also walk you through the entire appeals process if that is what it takes to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.