Lifting Injury Attorney

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.

Most Common Types Of Lift Injuries That Occur At Work

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:

  • Ligament sprain
  • ACL tear or other knee injuries
  • Hip displacement
  • Muscle strain
  • Back injury such as a herniated disk
  • Hernia or fascia

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.

Time Limit To File A Work Injury Claim In Encino

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.

Types Of Compensation Available After A Lift Injury At Work

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:

  • Full coverage of all medical bills caused by the lift injury
  • Any lost income you incur if you cannot work while you recover
  • Possible temporary or permanent disability benefits, depending on the seriousness of your injury
  • Compensation to retrain for a new job if your injury prevents you from performing the same type of work

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.

Preventing Workplace Lift Injuries

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:

  1. Use proper lifting techniques: All employers should properly train their workers on proper lifting techniques, particularly when employees are tasked with handling heavier objects.
  2. Use proper equipment: Many workplaces will have the specialized gear to help employees lift heavier objects. This could include lifting straps to help control and support irregularly shaped items. This could also include having a team of capable workers as well as machines that do the heavy lifting.
  3. Use your judgment: Even with the correct tools for heavy lifting, preventing injuries comes down to making the right decisions. Any employee who thinks they may have trouble lifting an item should ask for assistance.
  4. Adjust to conditions: Workplace conditions play a significant role in employee safety. For example, because colder temperatures can cause muscle pulls and strains, employees in colder workplaces should wear warm garments to avoid potential injuries. Conversely, hot temperatures can lead to fatigue and dehydration. Finally, fatigued employees are less likely to be aware of their surroundings or to make safe decisions when it comes to lifting.

Let Our Experience Work For You

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.

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