According to a report from Bloomberg Law, nurses are continuing to push for more comprehensive workers’ compensation rights. With backing from top labor advocacy groups, the coalition of nurses wants legal rights that put them in the same position—eligible for a presumption of coverage for certain injuries and illnesses—that law enforcement officers and firefighters receive. In […]
In January, the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus swept across California. There were nearly 140,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed statewide on January 21st—the highest daily amount during the entire course of the pandemic. However, the outbreak receded. On March 1st, there were fewer than 6,000 cases in California. Public health and safety policies are changing,
Each year, tens of thousands of workers are hurt on the job in California. If you were hurt on the job, you have the right to file for workers’ comp benefits. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for doing so. Your rights were violated if you were punished for filing for work injury benefits. In
On December 21st, 2021, the Second District Court of Appeal for the State of California rejected an employer’s “exclusive remedy” defense in COVID-19 exposure claim. In the case of See’s Candies, Inc. v. Superior Ct. of Cal., the appeals court determined that the “exclusivity” defense does not apply given the facts of the case. In this
The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) explains that “all California employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees.” Workers’ comp insurance provides no-fault coverage to employees. If you are hurt on the job, you have the right to benefits regardless of whether or not your employer was to blame for the workplace accident. This raises […]
Every employee deserves a safe workplace. Sadly, job-related injuries and illnesses remain a serious issue in our region. According to data from the California Department of Industrial Relations, nearly 500,000 people were hurt at work in the state in 2019. Workers’ comp is designed to protect people hurt on the job. Here, our Fresno workers’ comp lawyer
Imagine that you fired or laid off an employee. A few months later, you receive notice that the former employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim. Can they really do that? The short answer is ‘yes’—and it happens far more often than most people realize. At the same time, not all claims filed after termination are compensable.
Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical coverage and wage loss benefits to employees who were hurt on the job. As emphasized by the California Department of Industrial Relations, “employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance.” For employers and insurers, navigating the workers’ comp claims process can be complicated. It is not uncommon to run […]