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Handling Disability During the Holidays: How to Obtain Workers’ Compensation? - williamkropachs
Getting injured in the workplace at any time of year is tough. Contact Encino workers’ compensation attorney, who will take care of your workers’ compensation claim to let you focus on your recovery.
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Handling Disability During the Holidays: How to Obtain Workers’ Compensation?
28 Dec 2017 | William J. Kropach | Workers' Compensation

We usually plan for the holiday season way in advance. In fact, some of us even start planning for Christmas the second they finish their Thanksgiving feast.

While planning in advance is key to staying organized, not overspending and getting the best Christmas deals out there, sometimes things don’t go as planned.

Here’s the thing: you never know if you’ll be physically capable of reaching the top branch of your Christmas tree a week or from now. This is especially true if you have a high-risk job, such as construction worker, as the risk of disability increases during the holidays.

Getting injured in the workplace at any time of year is tough, but struggling with the disability during or after the holidays is something no one is really prepared for.

Today, our workers’ compensation attorneys at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach will outline how to handle disability during the holidays – and how to seek the much-deserved compensation for your injuries and loss of capability.

Why do so many workers get injured during/after the holidays?

Whether you become temporarily or permanently disabled during or after the holidays, know this: you’re not alone.

Fact: a recent study revealed that there is a sharp increase in worker disability claims after the winter holidays.

Our Encino workers’ compensation attorneys explain that the risk of getting injured in the workplace is much higher during and after the holiday season because:

  • Many workers – especially those employed in jobs requiring concentration on their tasks – get easily distracted and struggle to focus on all the hectic holiday preparations;
  • Many employers demand workers to speed up and have projects finished before Christmas or January 1 (and this can be dangerous as many employees may sacrifice their safety and ignore precautions just to get the job done before the deadline);
  • Employees returning to work with the “I can’t believe the holidays are already over!” mindset;
  • Workers returning to work after the holidays and disregarding certain safety precautions because it’s been weeks since they performed the task the last time (winter holidays, vacation, etc.).

This is a non-exhaustive list of reasons why so many workers in Encino get injured during and after the holiday season.

How to handle disability during and after the holidays?

Trying to get used to your new life with the disability may be tough, especially when your focus constantly shifts to the battle with your employer and the company’s insurer.

For most workers dealing with the disability during or after the holidays, the best option is to hire a workers’ compensation attorney in order to give themselves plenty of breathing room to focus on speedy recovery.

You may not be physically capable of:

  • collecting all the evidence;
  • getting medical reports proving your disability;
  • negotiating with insurance companies;
  • trying to find out how to file a disability claim…
  • …and many other things that are required of you to obtain compensation for your workplace injuries.

Here at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our best workers’ compensation lawyers in Encino will take care of your workers’ compensation claim to let you focus on your recovery and spend quality time with your family during and after the holidays.

Remember: you don’t have to go through this alone. Call our Encino at 818-609-7005 or fill out this contact form to get a free initial consultation about your particular case.

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