Insurance companies keep meticulous data on workplace injuries. The job of an insurance company is to reduce their own risk of having to pay out money in injury settlements so you can be certain they will let employers know exactly how workers get injured.
At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are here when you need a workers’ compensation attorney in Los Angeles. Our qualified and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.
First, we need to point out that workplace injuries range from minor to severe. However, even minor injuries can lead to major medical expenses, especially if a victim is unable to work while they recover. It may not seem like a big deal to break a finger, but it is if you spend the day typing reports.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of workplace incidents:
For the serious injuries on that list, the medical costs can be tremendous, but they are only part of the overall costs. There are many hidden costs due to workplace injuries that many people do not consider. This can include lost wages and benefits if the victim cannot work, the costs of any necessary medical devices or medications, emotional and psychological damage, and more.
We know that there were around 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during 2017. According to the annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, we know the top ten causes of the most serious workplace injuries. This includes:
Nearly all workplace incidents that cause injuries are preventable. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that each worker has the equipment necessary to perform their jobs safely. They must also ensure they are providing proper training.
Workplace injuries are a reality. As hard as we work to prevent them, there will be times when workers need to count on being treated fairly in the aftermath of an accident. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we will be here to help you secure the compensation you deserve if another person’s negligence has caused you harm. This can include: