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Have you suffered a workplace injury? Secure your deserved workers' compensation benefits.

Every worker has the right to a safe working environment, but unfortunately, this is not always the reality. In Southern California, numerous workers endure hazardous conditions or faulty equipment, resulting in potentially life-altering injuries. As an on-the-job injury lawyer, I am William J. Kropach. With over 50 years of experience, my legal team and I have successfully assisted many workers in obtaining the rightful workers' compensation benefits to cover medical bills, damages, and lost wages.

Even when no one is at fault, a work place injury can arise-- it can happen as a result of an accident that occurred, or it can be the result of wear-and-tear, a cumulation of stress on the body resulting in injuries like carpal tunnel, disc herniations, strains, sprains and tears, and loss or cartilage. In general, Workers' compensation insurance covers all workers who sustained an injury that is at least partially contributed by work activities. Thankfully, in general, it will not matter whether any particular person, through recklessness, negligence or intent, caused a work place injury.

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Work-related injuries vary, ranging from stress-related conditions (like depression) to internal medicine injuries (like high blood pressure or heart attack) to orthopedic injuries (like spine and joint injuries). Many injuries, however, stem from the negligence of others, such as slips and falls or accidents involving heavy lifting. Occupational hazards extend to exposure to dangerous chemicals and germs, leading to illnesses or diseases. Professions like hairdressing, mechanics, and cleaning entail exposure to chemicals, while factory workers and catering professionals face risks of burns, electrical shocks, and lacerations. Healthcare workers may contract illnesses or sustain injuries like abrasions, incisions, or needle punctures.

The Encino Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach has a track record of helping employees recover work injury compensation, including:

  • Internal injuries
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Hearing loss
  • Loss of vision
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Occupational asthma
  • Lung disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome

Our on-the-job injury attorneys in Encino have successfully handled construction worker accidents, including crane incidents, car accidents, amputations, toxic exposures, brain injuries, and building collapses.

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Steps to Take After an On-the-Job Accident in Encino

Whether injuries develop over time or result from one-time accidents, taking immediate action is crucial. If involved in a workplace accident, follow these steps:

  • Report the accident to your superior without making statements that could be used against you.
  • Preserve any surveillance footage if it exists by requesting it in writing.
  • Document the accident scene and any visible signs of injuries with photographs.
  • Identify witnesses and collect their contact information.
  • Seek immediate medical attention, even if injuries are not immediately apparent.

Seeing a doctor promptly is vital for timely treatment and establishing a link between the accident and injuries. Insurance adjusters may scrutinize your claim, and delayed medical attention could provide them with reasons to deny benefits.

Consult with an Encino On-the-Job Injury Lawyer

At our Encino on-the-job injury law firm, we understand the tactics employed by insurance companies to minimize losses. Allow us to provide the representation needed to optimize your chances of obtaining the benefits you deserve. Trusting a qualified Encino on-the-job injury lawyer will enable you to prioritize rest and recovery after a workplace accident.

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