Millions of workers go to their jobs each day feeling they are safe and that nothing life changing will happen. Employers are required to maintain a safe work environment. In far too many instances, this is not the case and an accident can happen in any workplace at any time. It can be due to faulty equipment or hazardous conditions. Workers compensation also covers things other than work accidents like stress-related injury and orthopedic injuries. Even a seemingly small injury can change your life forever. An injury or ailment brings with it time off of work, medical expenses and even loss of earning potential. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we have experienced workers compensation attorneys who can review your situation and determine an appropriate course of action during an initial case evaluation. Obtaining compensation is essential to recovery and rebuilding your life after an accident. Contact our law offices today to begin your case evaluation.
When you think of a work related injury, the first thought is often a slip and fall or some heavy machinery malfunctioning. These are not the only types of accidents or injuries one can face in an Encino workplace. What about being around hazardous chemicals or other occupational hazards. There are chemicals that when exposed to can lead to skin diseases. Each profession has some form of hazard. Even a writer can get carpal tunnel from repetitive motion at work. If you suspect that your injury may be caused by your job it is time to take action. Our Encino workers compensation attorneys have recovered compensation benefits for injured workers for the following type of injuries:
This is not a full list of the types of injuries that are covered under workers compensation benefits. Our workers compensation in Encino is trained to handle other types of injuries like construction accidents including crane accidents, amputations, brain injuries and even building collapses.
Workplace injuries are not uncommon. When examining data available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we can see that there have been approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses during each of the last few years across the country. While not all of these injuries are severe, there are times when workers are injured enough to miss significant time away from work. Unfortunately, more than 5,000 workers lost their lives due to on the job injuries during the latest reporting year of data available.
The number one thing that the Encino workers comp attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach want you to know about work injuries is that they can happen to anyone and in any type of employment. Yes, there are certain industries that pose a higher risk of injury to workers (construction, manufacturing, transportation, etc.), but those who work at a desk all day can also sustain serious injuries.
Consider a person who works in an office building as a receptionist. While this worker may not be working with power tools all day, they can still sustain a slip and fall injury while walking to other areas of the building.
Some of the leading causes of workplace injuries or illnesses that the attorneys at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach help clients with include:
In many cases, injuries in the workplace are acute, meaning that they have an immediate cause and rapid onset. However, there are other types of workplace injuries that occur over longer periods of time. Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, may take months or even years to develop. Other injuries that take time to develop include respiratory illnesses, occupational cancers, and hearing and vision loss that occur due to exposure to hazardous elements and conditions.
It is absolutely vital that employers ensure that their workers have the proper equipment and are properly trained to do the job they are being asked to perform. Employers must also ensure that their employees have a safe working environment.
If you or somebody you love sustains an on the job injury in or around the Encino area of California, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our Encino workers compensation attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
The workers compensation system in California is a “no-fault” system. This means that a worker should be able to receive compensation regardless of who caused there on the job injury.
Suffering from a work related injury can change your life forever. Some injuries are minor and require weeks to months or recovery while others are catastrophic and require a lifetime of medical care. California requires employers to have workers compensation insurance even though many insurance companies will try to deny or reduce the amount of benefits you are entitled to. Our Encino workers compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach will seek full workers compensation benefits to cover lost wages, medical expenses and other associated damages. We want every client to recover and live a full life after your injuries. We understand that this is a difficult time and will use a compassionate approach to your case. We will fight aggressively in the courtroom and with insurance companies to protect your rights. The first step you need to take is to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Encino workers compensation attorneys. You can contact us by phone or by using our online contact form.
can also provide legal representation and advice for the following types of cases: