California worksites are supposed to be safe. OSHA works overtime to make sure of this, and state regulations governing safety are stronger here than they are in many other places in the USA. Still, we often see people come into our offices at Kampf, Schiavone & Associates with debilitating injuries sustained during work on a construction site.
Our workers’ compensation practice deals with some of the toughest issues in injury and workers’ comp law, including:
- Impact on future earnings
- Defective tools and equipment
- Electrical accidents and injuries
- Crane accidents
Our first step is usually to investigate the incident and double-check any investigations that have already been made. It is important to have a full account of everything that happened with regards to your injury if you want to have any hope of obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, we also see a type of injury that is not so easy to investigate and identify: psychological distress and post-accident depression. We are proud that our efforts often directly help our clients’ mental health: Obtaining the compensation necessary to pay medical bills and secure a reasonable standard of living is often enough. However, an injury sometimes affects one of our clients so profoundly that simple financial security does not address the issue.
We try to provide our clients with all the support they need to overcome the adversity in their lives. Of course, this includes performing our professional duties with compassion and distinction. We find that, most of the time, all that our clients really need is someone to be on their side during the stressful— and often agonizing— process of disputing a workers’ compensation issue. Please continue on our legal site to read more.