California Honors Those Killed On-The-Job


When your loved one goes to work each day, we know that the last thing on your mind is that they will get injured. However, workplace accidents happen and there are times when they take a life. You need to know where to turn if your loved one dies in a workplace incident.

At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are here to help you secure the compensation you deserve. If you need a Los Angeles death claims attorney, our knowledgeable and experienced team will be by your side.

Workplace deaths are tragic

“Yes, workers are still dying,” says Mara Ortenburger, the director of communications and research at work safe.

  • Data shows us that 376 workers died on the job in California in 2017, the last full year of data available. That is the exact same number as the year before.
  • The rate of workplace deaths in this state has risen.

What is the solution?

While more government inspections could help, most experts will tell you that employers need to step up their efforts to prevent workplace deaths. Ortenburger says that workplace deaths are rarely the result of “freak accidents.” Rather, they usually occur because of the negligence or carelessness of another person, company, or agency. “These are preventable,” she says. “It’s a mistake to call them workplace accidents.”

OSHA says that 5,147 workers died across the US in 2017. Some of the top causes of these fatalities are:

  • Transportation incidents
  • Violence and injuries from other people or animals
  • Falls, trips, slips
  • Contact with other objects
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments
  • Fires and explosions

We also want to talk about injuries and illnesses that result in a workers death but take longer for symptoms to manifest. Many work-related respiratory illnesses and cancers are harder to pinpoint an actual workplace cause. These illnesses often develop after long periods of exposure to hazardous environments with particulates and chemicals in the air.

Some are at more risk

In California, we know those workplace deaths are more common for those of lower socioeconomic status. There are 40,000-day laborers in this state and they typically take on jobs that are more dangerous: construction, landscaping, warehouses, maintenance, and more.

Employers must always take workplace safety seriously and ensure that injured workers are taken care of.

Let us help if you are injured

If you are visiting our page today because you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, please accept our condolences. We know this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family and we want to help.

At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are going to do what we can to secure compensation for the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Los Angeles death claims lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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