Accidents in the workplace are not uncommon. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were 2.8 million workplace illnesses and injuries reported in 2017. While most of these are minor incidents, there are plenty of workplace accidents that are serious and require major medical care.
Regardless of whether a workplace incident is minor or major, it should be taken seriously by both you and your employer. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we want to help you through a workers’ compensation claim, especially if there are any hang-ups or claim denials.
When you need a Los Angeles workplace injury attorney, turn to our trusted and knowledgeable team for help.
The most important way for you to stay safe at work is to know how injuries happen so you can prevent them.
Workplace safety experts say that the top ten most serious workplace injuries, ones that cause employees to miss six or more days of work, are:
It is always a good idea to speak to your employer about their preventative measures. Rest assured, they do not want you to get injured either. Each time they report an injury, their premiums go up.
Now that you have looked at some ways to prevent workplace accidents, you need to know what to do if something happens to you.
At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are ready to step in and fight for your rights. If you are injured at work, your medical costs and lost income should be covered. You need this for financial stability. If a third-party caused your injury, you may even be eligible for more compensation than you are receiving.
For example – if you are on a construction site and your company hires another contractor to perform work on the site and you are injured because of that contractor’s negligence, you may be able to get more compensation. Often, third-party contractors are not held to the same safety standards, which jeopardizes your safety.