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Category: Worker’s Compensation

 

Californians Provided Additional COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Protections

Sep 20, 2020

A new bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom relaxes the burden of proof required to receive workers’ compensation benefits for select essential employees who contract COVID-19 on the job. Senate Bill 1159 (SB 1159) allows for police, firefighters, and...

 

How Does Workers’ Compensation Pay For Lost Wages in California?

Sep 10, 2020

Many workers have suffered dual effects from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the form of physical ailments related to the virus and subsequent financial hardship from loss of work. As the number of COVID-19 cases has grown in California, Dordulian...

 

How Do I Find the Best California Lawyer to Win My Workers’ Compensation Case?

Jul 8, 2020

When someone experiences an injury at work, workers’ compensation insurance provides five basic financial benefits to the injured party: Medical care: Payments by your employer towards medical bills for necessary care to help you recover from an injury or illness...

 

Examples of COVID-19 Workplace Injuries

May 27, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases in the US exceeding 1.6 million, we continue to receive a number of questions from concerned clients regarding what type of injuries are covered under workers’ compensation insurance. We’ve compiled a few recent examples...

 

Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Ensures Workers Infected By COVID-19 Are Protected

May 7, 2020

Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed a critical executive order extending workers’ compensation eligibility for California workers who contract COVID-19. The order makes it easier for workers who become infected with COVID-19 to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. We...

 

Are You Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance When Injured While Working From Home?

Apr 28, 2020

Last week the New York Times reported that at least 316 million people in at least 42 states are under some form of government-mandated stay-at-home order. California was the first state to officially announce such directives. With the coronavirus pandemic...

 

California Insurance Commissioner: ‘All Workers Affected by COVID-19 Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Regardless of Immigration Status’

Apr 23, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, California Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara, issued an alert to insurance companies earlier this month confirming that all workers affected by COVID-19 are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of their immigration status. All workers...

 

What To Do If Your Employer Forces You To Work Despite The COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Apr 9, 2020

Last week Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, announced the city’s “business ambassadors program,” an initiative meant to force nonessential businesses to close in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is a response to the daily reports received by the...

 

Governor Newsom Should Enact Emergency COVID-19 Protections for California’s Essential Workers

Apr 2, 2020

On March 19, the California Labor Federation issued a letter to California Governor, Gavin Newsom, expressing concerns over worker safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The letter included a call for a workers’ compensation presumption that a COVID-19...

 

Could Coronavirus Help Inform Workers of Their Rights and Impact the Number of Work Comp Claims?

Mar 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is a historic moment in the nation’s history that many experts fear will likely lead to significant economic recession (with some going as far as to predict an oncoming depression). As the number of unemployment claims rises,...

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