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DOL Reporting Program Provides Good Lessons
The DOL believes that a number of accidents are still not being reported. To advance your claim an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Law Offices of William J. Kropach can help.
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DOL Reporting Program Provides Good Lessons
1 Apr 2016 | William J. Kropach
Indeed, the main goal of California’s workers’ compensation code is to ensure that injured workers are able to meet their financial obligations while they are unable to work due to work related injuries. However, an important part of the work comp industry is preventing accidents. To that end, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) began … READ MORE
The primary purpose of workers’ compensation is to help injured workers make ends meet while they recover from injuries stemming from on-the-job accidents. In most cases, this includes the payment of funds to offset a worker’s losses caused by the inability to earn an income. Additionally, they may receive medical or rehabilitative services to help … READ MORE
It’s been a few years since we last heard the catchphrase “there’s an app for that.” It is likely because so many apps have been created in the years since the first Iphone was introduced that there is literally a smartphone app for everything. After all, who knew that apps for Uber and Ibotta would … READ MORE
Under California law, the workers’ compensation code is essentially the exclusive way for injured workers to seek damages against an employer for injuries suffered in the course of one’s employment. Indeed, there are limited exceptions that allow injured workers to brink negligence claims against employers, but there are a number of instances where employers attempt … READ MORE
Workplace accidents that result in a person’s death are tragic enough. The loved ones that a worker leaves behind after such an accident may have an even tougher time moving on. After all, the emotional connection that the family had with a worker killed on the job is difficult (if not impossible) to sever. Because … READ MORE
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 … READ MORE
It may seem incredible, but being buried alive during a workplace accident is a type of mishap that has occurred many times in California and throughout the country. It has happened to construction workers who were working in deep construction trenches. It has happened when a building or roof collapsed, taking workers into a burial … READ MORE
Construction workers in California and nationwide face particularly dangerous jobs due to the general lack of safety protection, equipment or training. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal injuries on construction sites increased by 5 percent in 2014, for a total of 874. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of work injuries … READ MORE
There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of workers in the national workforce, including in California, who are 65 years or older. One in every five American workers is over 65, according to a national study. The workplace injuries that occur for these older workers are likely to be more severe and even … READ MORE
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 … READ MORE