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William J. Kropach

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California recently released a report covering the losses incurred by California workers’ compensation insurance carriers in 2021. According to the report, total losses amounted to approximately $13.1 billion. In 2020, losses incurred by workers’ compensation companies in California amounted to only $12 billion. The report indicates that insurance […]

William J. Kropach

California’s workers’ compensation laws are technically designed to ensure those who are injured at work can receive proper compensation for such losses as their medical bills. However, it’s important to remember that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is not motivated to pay you when you submit a claim. Insurance companies are businesses whose owners attempt […]

William J. Kropach

Does your job involve lifting heavy objects at times? If so, you likely don’t need to be told that lifting such objects can put you at risk of injury. Adopting a proper lifting technique can help you avoid these types of injuries. To lift heavy objects safely, keep the following points in mind: Make a […]

William J. Kropach

The pandemic forced many organizations to significantly adjust various aspects of their operations. For example, across numerous industries, companies that had previously required employees to work from their offices were forced to adopt remote work policies. However, now that the pandemic is winding down, many such companies are encouraging employees to return to offices and […]

William J. Kropach

Workers experience on-the-job injuries in Encino, Santa Clarita, and other California cities and towns. These injuries occur every day. In many instances, they happen due to an employer’s negligence. At these times, an employer can be held accountable for workers’ on-the-job injuries. If you experience an on-the-job injury that occurs through no fault of your […]

William J. Kropach

Los Angeles just hosted Super Bowl LVI. More than 100-million people watched as the Los Angeles Rams took on the Cincinnati Bengals. A substantial percentage of these players are millionaires. The commercials cost $7 million. A single ticket would have cost you between $5,000 and $9,000. The event is a celebration of disposable extravagance. But […]

William J. Kropach

Alec Baldwin’s accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western “Rust” is only the most recent in a troubling trend of fatal injuries that have plagued the movie industry for years. Members of this industry should not be sustaining injuries or death for the sake of entertainment. Losing a loved one […]

William J. Kropach

Studies conducted in the summer of 2020 show U.S. adults reported drastically elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responded by advocating for increased intervention and prevention efforts to deal with increased mental health conditions. If you or a loved one suffers from a […]

William J. Kropach

The last year and a half have been a traumatic time filled with disease and death. Finding balance can be a struggle while homebound workers always seem to be working, battling through Zoom meetings and job-related tasks while families vie for attention. Essential workers have it just as bad, working long shifts to make up […]

William J. Kropach

Every year, film production crews see dozens of work-related injuries. So many of these incidents are caused by negligence and could be prevented. Filmmakers are encouraged to take risks, but these risks can lead to injury, derailing their shooting schedules. These injuries can end careers, and occasionally, end someone’s life. Every worker deserves a safe […]

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