We recently took a look at firefighting from the perspective of workplace safety. Emergency responders are some of the most at-risk professionals, and the conditions under which they work are highly regulated as a result. While the same level of danger might not be present in all workplaces, we believe at Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, that all workers in California should have a safe and healthy place to work — or at least everybody should benefit from dutiful actions on the part of employers.
Even among firefighters, not every injury is drastic enough to lead to a wrongful death claim. The majority of workplace injuries involve conditions such as spinal injury, head injury or long-term toxic exposure. We believe that, with a preponderance of data available in today’s business environment, it should be relatively easy for employers to identify and control injury risks.
Of course, the world is an unpredictable place, and not every accident is preventable. We believe that employers and their insurance carriers should be prepared to deal with the losses their unsuccessful mitigation strategies allow. If they refuse to take responsibility, we are proud to be part of the system designed to keep them accountable.
Whatever the reason is behind your insurance company not following through on its contract, there is really only one issue at stake. Namely, you would still have an injury and lack proper financial support to manage or recuperate from your condition — we understand this position all too well. This is why, in order to secure expedient and adequate compensation for our clients, we put their wellbeing before any other concerns.