Worker’s Comp in the Gig Economy: It’s on the Table!
If you or someone you know has experienced a workplace injury, contact our workers compensation attorney William Kropach right away to determine the best way forward with your claim.
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California is currently in the process of hashing out the often-blurred lines that define gig worker from actual employee, and the ramifications for how this plays out in the courts can be enormous. As of now, gig workers—drivers for Lyft, insurance agents, lawyers, architects and even some ER doctors—are often viewed by the law as … READ MORE
Tesla is under fire from regulators for violations of California’s labor laws and has been levied a fine of $29,365. The fine stems from an inspection of its GA4 open-air assembly structure located outside its main factory in Fremont and conducted by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal-OSHA. The inspection occurred between … READ MORE
Many Injuries Are Not Immediately Visible
15 Feb 2019 | William J. Kropach
What is the first thing you think of when you hear “work injury?” If you are like most people, you might think: Falls from scaffolding Cuts from a knife Slips and falls Vehicle accidents Those are injuries that are immediately visible and people usually have no trouble getting those covered by workers compensation insurance. However, … READ MORE
California Restaurant Fails To Insure Employees
9 Feb 2019 | William J. Kropach
We came across this story in December that we want to share with you because it highlights some of the ways that employers can hurt employees when it comes to insurance. A California pizza restaurant found itself in trouble and was ordered to pay fines for two labor code violations. The violations centered around the … READ MORE
6 Steps To Filing Workers Compensation
8 Feb 2019 | William J. Kropach
If you work at any job that requires heavy labor then you should know about workers compensation insurance. In California, it is mandatory for businesses to have this insurance as well tell employees there options if they need to file a workers compensation claim. Our workers compensation lawyers in California at the Law Offices of … READ MORE
The significance of Stress-Related Injuries
2 Feb 2019 | William J. Kropach
Stress is a normal thing that everyone has to deal with on a daily basis. Life stress is more than enough to deal with, but when you have stress at your job and in real life it can be truly unbearable. Our Stress Related Injury Attorneys at The Law Offices of Kropach and Kropach in … READ MORE
What To Do With An Injury On The Job?
1 Feb 2019 | William J. Kropach
Every job has a risk of injury. Even more white collar jobs like those who sit and type all day or those who work more one on one with clients. Getting injured on the job doesn’t mean that you are not eligible for getting workers compensation just because the risk was there already. Imagine if … READ MORE
You have most likely heard how your coworkers complained about being stressed out due to work, or you may be one of those workers who believe that they have a work-related stress or psychiatric injury. Most workers who think they have a work-related psychiatric injury tend to exaggerate the severity of the problem. In fact, … READ MORE
Advances in technology and the ever-growing importance of the Internet in our lives has had a predictable impact on our jobs. Nowadays, the vast majority of workers in California earn a living by using a computer to a greater or lesser extent. And contrary to the popular belief, physical laborers such as construction workers are … READ MORE
Best Way to Navigate a Workers Compensation Claim
19 Jan 2019 | William J. Kropach
Getting injured on the job is a set back for everyone involved. As a worker, it is a set back because you are now having to take time off of work in order to recover from your injury. A catastrophic injury can literally change your life. Then there is your family to consider. Your family … READ MORE