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William J. Kropach

The ripple effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have taken many forms. For instance, in California, many who were exposed to the virus as a result of their work have filed workers’ compensation claims accordingly. A new report from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau reveals what likely comes as little surprise: more than half of […]

William J. Kropach

The worst days of the Covid-19 pandemic are hopefully behind us. However, during that time, many businesses, organizations, and government agencies were forced to make a range of unanticipated adaptations. These adaptations often involved minimizing face-to-face contact whenever possible. For example, in California, the Division of Workers’ Compensation, part of the Department of Industrial Relations, […]

William J. Kropach

On-the-job accidents can theoretically occur in any workplace. However, there are some work environments where accidents are more common than others. For example, statistics indicate that construction workers are more likely to be injured as a result of their employment than workers in most other fields. Basic ways to prevent construction workers from being injured […]

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 […]

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