Covid-19 / Coronavirus Workers Compensation Attorney Representing Injured Workers In California
The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, or coronavirus as it is commonly referred to, has already reached its way into the California workplace. As a result of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the workers’ compensation system is expected to see a surge in Covid-19/Coronavirus claims in the Workers’ Compensation system in the State of California.
The success of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) claims in the California Workers’ Compensation Courts will depend on several factors. Clearly, the factual circumstances of each case will have an impact on the success of a Covid-19 (Coronavirus) workers’ compensation claims.
Another major factor impacting the success of a Covid-19 (Coronavirus) workers’ compensation claim is the workers’ compensation attorney handling the claim for the injured worker.
If the National Council on Compensation Insurance is correct, the insurance companies are going to try to make it as difficult as possible for people to prevail on a Covid-19 (Coronavirus) claim.
According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), while it remains to be seen what will happen on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) claims made by Coronavirus attorneys representing injured workers, the NCCI seems to assert the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is simply a “common cold or flu.” More specifically, NCCI seems to argue that because many state workers’ comp systems exclude “ordinary diseases of life” such as the common cold or flu, Cover-19 (Coronavirus) will also be excluded.
While California does have lists of occupational diseases, Covid-19 (Coronavirus) does not appear on any of the lists in the State of California as of today.
Whether COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is compensable under California’s workers’ compensation laws will depend on the specific facts of your case, and equally as important, your Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Workers’ Compensation Attorney’s ability to advocate for the injured workers.
In California, your Covid-19 (Coronavirus) workers’ compensation attorneyneeds to demonstrate the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) arose out of, or was contracted by, work. In many of these types of cases, an aggressive Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Workers’ Compensation Attorneys should be able to get the injured worker the benefits they are entitled to.
For example, a Disneyland employee was awarded benefits after contracting the measles at a local amusement park. In this case, success was achieved after it was demonstrated the injured worker was exposed to unvaccinated foreign visitors at the amusement park, and therefore he was susceptible to contracting the measles.
In another case, a worker was able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for “valley fever” after developing fungus spores from dust he was exposed to while at work.
While many workers’ compensation attorney rely only the information given to them by the insurance company, an aggressive Covid-19 (Coronavirus) workers’ compensation attorney fights for the information the insurance company (and employer) don’t want to provide.
The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Workers’ Compensation Attorney fights for each and every client! If you are unfortunate enough to have been exposed to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), you need an aggressive attorney that is going to fight for you.
The Orange County Workers’ Compensation Attorney, represents workers that have been exposed to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) that reside inSanta Ana, Fullerton, Orange, Anaheim, Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, North Tustin, Anaheim Hills, and other areas Orange County and throughout Southern California.
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Santa Ana, CA 92705
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