Covid-19

COVID-19 Remains a Serious Issue in California Workplaces: Claims are on the Rise

According to a report from Business Insurance, workerscompensation claims for COVID-19 are once again on the rise in California. The California WorkersCompensation Institute (CWCI) reports that COVID-19 workers’ comp claim increased by more than 500% over a two-month period this spring. More than 6,000 workers filed for COVID-19 workers’ comp benefits in the state

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Catch the Omicron Variant at Your Job? What to Know About Workers’ Comp in California

On December 1st, 2021, the San Francisco Department of Health announced the confirmation of the first Omicron case in California. A variant of the COVID-19 virus, omicron poses some additional public health challenges. As explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is more transmissible as it “speads more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2.” At

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California Lawmakers Pass Amazon Bill in Response to Injury Rates in Warehouses

According to a report from National Public Radio (NPR), California lawmakers have passed first-in-the-nation legislation focused on improving workplace safety and working conditions in Amazon warehouses. The bill seeks to address the warehouse injury problem by giving employees additional power to challenge their conditions. In this blog post, our Fresno workerscompensation attorney explains the key things to

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Nearly 15,000 Workers Comp Claims Filed in California for COVID-19 Exposure Through June 30th

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities throughout the country. The California Department of Public Health reports that more than 525,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state as of August 5th, 2020. Despite sanitizing efforts, the virus may be transmitted almost anywhere, including in the workplace.  Recently, the California WorkersCompensation Institute (CWCI) released data

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