Work injuries and illnesses can create significant setbacks for victims. There are many ways that work injuries occur, but lift injuries are one of the most common causes of injuries that lead to missed workdays. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our Encino work injury attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained lift injuries in the workplace. Our goal is to investigate your claim and ensure you receive full compensation for your losses. This includes coverage of medical bills, lost wages, disability benefits, and more.
There are a number of significant and lifelong injuries that can result from a lifting injury at work. Often, injuries that result from lifting, pushing, pulling, or turning will result in injury to one’s neck, back, arms, or knees. Our firm helps clients who have been injured during work and suffered from:
Much like a slip-and-fall injury, lifting and moving heavy items are often directly related to one’s specific employment, and many professions are more susceptible to these types of on-the-job injuries than others.
If you work in construction, logistics, landscaping, retail, nursing, warehouse, or moving, you are highly likely to suffer from lifting injuries on the job at one time or another. Our firm is here to help ensure you receive the workers compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
Any person who sustains a lift work injury needs to know that they have a limited amount of time to file their claim if they want to receive compensation for their losses. First, workers need to report their lift injury to their employer within 30 days of the injury occurring. Even after the initial report is made, this does not necessarily mean that the workers’ compensation claim has been submitted. In California, the workers’ compensation statute of limitations is one year from the day the injury occurs. Failing to file a claim within this one-year timeframe will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
There are various types of compensation available to victims of work injuries in Encino. If you have sustained a workplace lift injury, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach will work diligently to help you secure the following:
The total amount of compensation available in the aftermath of a workplace injury will vary depending on the specific factors related to each particular case. A skilled Encino workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to help determine the total amount of compensation a worker should receive.
At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we know that preventing lift injuries is vital. Here, we want to provide the best ways to prevent workplace lift injuries:
If you have suffered from a lifting injury, the pain and long-term effects of the injury are difficult to predict. It is possible for your injury to be sustained and your body may appear to be fine until a later incident triggers the effects of your accident once again. In these situations, it is important to be sure your case is well-documented and filed comprehensively so that if the effects do turn out to be long term, your benefits will be secured.
Our team is led by a successful certified workers compensation attorney with over 40 years of proven courtroom experience. The lawyers handling your case are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers and have had numerous successes in securing benefits for their clients. Call our Encino office at 818-600-4714 to speak about your lifting injury, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.