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Q&A

1. Are your offices open for in person meetings? 
Currently our office is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, although we are not allowing visitors in the office at this time. We are available for telephone and zoom consultations and meetings, and we are always available via email.


2. I think I contracted COVID-19 at work, do I have a workers' compensation claim?
Yes, you may have a workers' compensation claim if you have tested positive for COVID-19, but there are specific criteria for it being presumed a work injury. Please contact our office for more information on whether you have a potential claim.


3. I am being harassed at work by a boss or coworker, do I have a workers' compensation claim?
 You may have both a workers' compensation claim and a civil claim against your employer. Please contact us so that we may better assist you in determining whether to pursue a claim or not and what forum to file it in.


4. I was hurt on the job and can no longer work but the employer is not paying any benefits, what can I do?
First, if you were hurt at work, make sure you report the injury or illness to your supervisor or Human Resources department. Be sure to document your report by sending a follow up letter, email, or fax.
Second, if you are unable to work due to an injury and you are not receiving benefits, you should file for State Disability: https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm

Keep in mind that you will need a doctor to certify you – this can be any doctor you are treating with.
Finally, please contact our office so that we can better assist you with this process and determine the best course of action.


5. I was terminated, can I still file a workers' compensation claim?
Yes, it is possible that although you have been terminated you may have a viable workers' compensation claim. Please contact our office for more information.
 
 

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