When you woke up this morning, did you think about heading to work and injuring yourself? We’d be remiss to think anyone does. Unfortunately, in California, someone injured themselves at work because of another’s negligence. Yes, even as you read this.
While the exact reasons workers get injured at work may vary with each case, one common thread binds all workplace injuries: an employer was negligent in their duty to provide sufficient safe working conditions. In fact, OSHA requires employers to maintain safe working habitats, although many smaller employers approach workplace safety unenthusiastically.
Hiring the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach adds experience, integrity and knowledge of workplace law to your claim. Our on the job injuries attorney, a Worker’s Compensation specialist, strategically litigates for workers injured at work by no fault of their own.
From construction work accidents to factory related slips and falls, our law firm has seen many cases of employer negligence in 40 years of practice. California is a state where you cannot rightfully sue your employer, therefore you must instead follow Worker’s Compensation guidelines. In filing your case, certain deadlines must be adhered to, and certain elements of proof must be included in your claim. Delays in processing have occurred when injured workers attempted to file without legal representation simply because they’d forgotten one single document.
Benefits may be available if your injuries caused:
Santa Clarita on the job injuries attorney guidance may be necessary to speed up filing a claim. The state gives claimants a narrow window to file, appeal and refile if necessary.
Along with Workers’ Compensation, we may be able to hold responsible third parties accountable by bringing suit to them in California court. Doing so may provide injured persons benefits not offered in weekly Workers Compensation payments.
California law provides workers up to two-thirds of their regular salary each week, with $1103.29 being the ceiling. While this may seem like a great deal of money, for some California households, it’s barely enough to get by, and the statutory maximum means you’ll need to gross almost $1,800 a week to receive it.
The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach is there for you when employers fail in their duty to protect you. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect money upfront and do not get paid until your Workers’ Compensation claim is successfully paid out.
If you’re injured at work, you do have options. Contact our Santa Clarita on the job injuries attorney today begin your free consultation.