Many people in California are contracting COVID-19 on the job and are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits.
One hurdle to overcome is to prove that the disease was in fact contracted while on the job. Currently, those still in the workforce in “essential positions” are often exposed to many people and are exposed to a special risk that would make these claims subject to workers’ compensation benefits.
Health care workers, Emergency workers, retail workers, and delivery people are all exposed to many risks during this time and if you are unfortunate enough to contract this disease during your employment will likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Benefits can include medical treatment, temporary disability, and permanent disability as well as job retraining, and in some cases death benefits.
If you or a loved one have contracted COVID-19 and you believe it is from work exposure, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. We can do consultations over video conference and inform you of the rights of you and your family members whether you are quarantined at home or are receiving treatment in a hospital.