Every worker deserves to work in a safe environment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Far too many workers throughout Southern California are forced to labor in either hazardous conditions or use faulty equipment. The results can be disastrous. Just one work-related accident can result in a serious or even catastrophic injury that can affect a person’s future to earn a living or even live a normal quality of life. My name is William J. Kropach and I am an on the job injury lawyer. For more than 40 years, my legal team and I have successfully helped many workers recover the proper workers compensation benefits to account for their medical bills, damages and lost wages.
Not all work-related injuries are the same. Some injuries are stress related while others are orthopedic in nature. However, far too many on the job injuries are due to the negligence of others, such as slip and falls while others, such as lifting heavy objects can result in significant injuries and missed time from work. In addition to injuries, there are other occupational hazards, including illness or disease when exposed to dangerous chemicals and germs. For example, hairdressers, mechanics and cleaning professionals are often exposed to chemicals that can lead to skin disease. Factory workers and catering professionals often deal with burns, electrical shocks and lacerations. Healthcare workers are at risk to contract a disease or suffer from an abrasion, incision or needle puncture.
Over the years, the Encino Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach has helped countless employees recover workers compensation benefits for the following types of on the job injuries including:
Our on the job injury attorneys in Encino have also handled a large number of construction worker accidents. We can seek a beneficial resolution to any number of incidents, including crane accidents, car accidents, amputations, toxic exposure to asbestos and other chemicals, brain injuries along with building collapses.
Some injuries you could sustain as a result of work conditions or work-related tasks may develop over time. Others are sustained in one-time accidents.
If you’re involved in an accident at work, take the following steps right away, even if you don’t believe you’ve been injured:
Adrenaline may be coursing through your body in the aftermath of an accident. This can prevent you from noticing the signs of an injury.
Additionally, some injuries aren’t immediately noticeable. For example, sometimes, a person who sustains a concussion or other such head injury doesn’t realize they’ve been hurt until hours or even days later.
There are two good reasons to seek medical care the day of your workplace accident. They are:
That second point is essential. Because workers’ compensation insurance carriers are still profit-focused businesses, an insurance adjuster may be tasked with identifying potential reasons to deny your claim when you seek benefits.
One way they might do so is to point out that you didn’t see a doctor after your accident. Thus, even if you sought treatment for injuries later, it’s possible your injuries actually resulted from an incident outside of work.
Don’t give an insurer any reason to avoid paying you what you may be owed. No matter how convinced you might be that a workplace accident hasn’t caused any harm, err on the side of caution and visit a doctor right away. Next, strongly consider reviewing your case with an expert at our Encino on the job injury law firm.
We understand how insurance companies attempt to minimize their financial losses in these circumstances. Thus, we’re prepared to offer the representation you need to optimize your chances of securing the benefits you deserve. Allowing a qualified Encino on the job injury lawyer to handle your case also allows you to make resting and recovering your main priorities after being harmed in a workplace accident.
It only takes one devastating or catastrophic injury to change your life forever. It is vital to recovering your full workers compensation benefits to account for your medical expenses, damages and lost wages. The legal team at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach utilizes an aggressive and comprehensive approach to protect the rights of injured workers. Whether it is in the courtroom or behind the scenes, we are committed to helping each client achieve their goals. To learn more, contact our law office in Encino today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.