AREAS OF PRACTICE
Industrial accidents create a multitude of problems for a company. The Cal/OSHA inspection and citation are a frightening and unsettling result of an industrial accident. Employers need to make sound decisions immediately after an accident, employers should have legal representation during a site
inspection and interviews, and employers must work closely with their attorney to appeal any citations and defend the company aggressively.
After the industrial accident, the aggressive workers’ compensation attorney is also looking for any opportunity to file a penalty claim against the employer for serious and wilful misconduct. Karen aggressively defends employers when employees file the Serious and Wilful Misconduct Penalty Petitions and Labor Code 132a Petitions.
The Contractors State License Board licenses and regulates the construction industry. If a contractor is cited by Cal/OSHA, the board may file an “accusation” and seek to suspend or revoke a license. Early and aggressive defense is needed to ensure that a contractor does not lose his or her license.
|Karen Tynan is a California attorney and holds a B.S. degree in marine
transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. She advises
and defends California employers and companies in civil, administrative, and
regulatory matters. Karen is licensed to practice law in the State of
California, including the United States District Court, Eastern District.
This office works with clients throughout all areas of California including
the Shasta Cascade, Bay Area, Central Valley, High Sierra, and San Diego area.
Practice forums include all California courts, the California Occupational
Safety and Health Appeals Board, the California Workers Compensation Appeals
Board, and the Contractors State License Board.
In addition to defending California businesses, Karen offers consultation,
crisis management, and in house training to clients.
Karen spent ten years sailing as an officer in the merchant marine, rising
from third officer to chief officer during her tenure. These years of sailing
the Pacific routes on a tanker, from Alaska to Mexico and Hawaii, provide not
only interesting sea stories, but a broad knowledge of engineering, heavy
equipment, confined space issues, industrial hygiene, and safety practices.