Every job starts with orientation, well at least most do. These orientations do just that: they orient you to the workplace culture and safety procedures. The reason for this is so that throughout your job in the company you are well aware of the safety procedures. This, in theory, is good, but we all know that working a job is different than watching it being performed on film. Unpredictable events happen or predictable events happen but your work environment does not provide the right amount of safety to protect you. You end up injured and out of work. If this sounds like you then call our Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles at 818-609-7005 for a free consultation. With over 40 years of experience, we know we can help you.
Scenario: you just lost a job due to layoffs. While talking with your neighbors you hear of a place that is rumored to be relaxed on their policies, but you really need the money because you have a family of four, a mortgage, as well as various other bills. You take the job. Let’s say the job is in a chemical plant where you are driving heavy materials around from one warehouse to the next. Exposure to this chemical over time gives you cancer or some other life-altering ailment of which you were not informed. Taking care of your illness eats away at your family’s savings and eventually places you out of the job market. This is an occupational disease which is a type of claim you can make for workers compensation. If this sounds like a familiar story then you are in the right place to get help.
Workers comp is more than just filing paperwork. There are certain steps an employee must take to ensure that they are complying with the rules necessary to start a workers comp case.
For example, when an incident or injury occurs you must immediately notify your superior. You need to tell your boss as well as go to a doctor and get checked out. Any type of stalling may affect how the court receives the cause of your injury. There are laws in California that give you up to 30 days, but it is best to do as much as you can as soon as you can.
The reason why you want our attorneys on your side is that with over 40 years of experience we know how to work the system. Workers compensation is as much about paperwork as it is telling a true and accurate account of your situation. Our Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles will work with you at whatever stage of your claim, and we will do all we can to ensure that you are compensated fairly for your injury.