How Does the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Affect My California Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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At Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP, our Whittier workers’ compensation attorneys understand that most of our California workforce is settling back into their onsite occupations, instead of working from home as most have since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As offices, restaurants, retail outlets, and warehouses reopen after long closures, the previous operating procedures can be easily shelved due to a lapse in their everyday use. At the same time, safety protocols and new concerns about how to avoid COVID-19 infections in the workplace have become a priority, so Californians cannot only get back to work but stay at work.

Unfortunately, as most businesses adapt to the seemingly always-changing COVID-19 safety requirements, other protections are being overlooked, including negligent behavior, unsafe machinery, and hazardous conditions.

If you have suffered an injury at work, or while working from home in California, you are still entitled to pursue worker’s compensation benefits to cover your medical care, lost wages, and other expenses.

Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP is fully operational and working on current and new workers’ compensation cases without delay, so our clients can pursue the best outcome available for their unique work injury needs.

Are All California Workers’ Compensation Offices Open for New and Existing Claims?

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation and the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board are both open and operating at near full capacity. The difference is some of their previous filing and appearance protocols have been replaced with electronic methods that promote social distancing and public safety.

At Hanning & Sacchetto, our workers’ compensation attorneys in Whittier have our fingers on the pulse of the operating procedures throughout the California workers’ compensation industry and are representing clients with the same aggressive approach that has allowed us to pursue real results for our clients, pre-COVID-19.

Have You Been Injured At-Work or While Working from Home in California?

Workers’ compensation was designed to provide the benefits our California employees need to recover from an at-work injury, whether they are hurt on the premises or working from home.

That includes access to medical care, rehabilitation and therapy services, lost wage reimbursement, and additional expense recovery options.

If you have been hurt at work, whether onsite or at home, notify your supervisor immediately, seek medical care right away, and contact our experienced Whittier personal injury attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP
today by calling (562) 698-6446 to learn how we can help you pursue the benefits you deserve.