Ventura COVID-19 Attorney
As the novel coronavirus continues to make waves around the globe, Southern California has been one of the areas in the U.S. hit the hardest. Yet already, many employers are asking employees to return to work despite a continued risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Forcing employees to come back to work in a risky environment, as well as wrongfully terminating those who refuse, may be against the law.
If you or a loved one has contracted COVID-19 in Ventura, California after returning to work, contact a Ventura COVID-19 attorney at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP for a free legal consultation right away. You may have grounds to file a civil claim for compensation against your employer and other at-fault parties. We can help you comprehend and protect your rights. Call (805) 642-7101 for more information.
Why Hire Rose, Klein & Marias LLP for Your COVID-19 Work Claim?
- We are actively staying on top of changing laws related to COVID-19 and victims’ abilities to secure compensation. We have the up-to-date knowledge about this topic you need for a strong case.
- We have a reputation in Southern California for securing record-breaking results on behalf of our clients. We can take COVID-19 lawsuits to trial in Ventura County, if necessary.
- We have been serving clients throughout California since 1936. In that time, we have recovered more than $5 billion in settlements and verdicts to help our clients get their lives back.
- We keep our legal fees affordable for patients with COVID-19 by operating on a contingency fee basis. Our Ventura workers’ compensation attorneys charge nothing upfront.
How Can a COVID-19 Attorney Help?
The COVID-19 pandemic is something California workers have never before encountered. It is a constantly changing situation surrounded by a lot of uncertainty. Hire a COVID-19 attorney in Ventura if you contracted the virus while on the job. An attorney can give you peace of mind and a sense of stability in these unprecedented times, answering your legal questions and providing trustworthy advice. Your lawyer can explore all of your legal options with you, pick the best course of action and negotiate against defendants to secure the maximum possible compensation on your behalf. A lawyer can also make sure you do not make common mistakes, such as missing your statute of limitations to file.
When Is an Employer Liable for an Employee Contracting COVID-19?
California lawmakers quickly stepped in to pass protections for the state’s workers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers in California are legally required to take certain safety measures to reasonably protect their employees from exposure to COVID-19. These guidelines, determined by Cal/OSHA, change according to the industry and type of work environment. They include several mainstay safety measures for general employee protection.
- Employees should work from home or remotely whenever possible.
- Employees must wear masks at all times while clocked in for a shift.
- Employees and customers must maintain social distancing measures.
- Employers must limit the number of people allowed in the building at one time.
- Employers must use plexiglass barriers to separate workers and customers.
If your employer breached his or her duties of care by failing to obey Cal/OSHA’s safety regulations and you contracted COVID-19 as a result, the company could owe you financial compensation. One option for pursuing compensation is a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or the party that negligently allowed your exposure to COVID-19. Another possibility is a workers’ compensation claim for the serious illness you contracted while performing job-related tasks in Southern California.
Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you contracted COVID-19 while at work or performing job-related tasks while away from the office in California. Before you settle for workers’ compensation, however, discuss your options with our attorneys. In general, a personal injury case will result in higher compensation for your illness and related losses than workers’ compensation. However, an injury case will require you to prove your employer’s negligence or fault, while a workers’ comp claim will not.
Workers’ compensation covers almost all injuries and illnesses acquired at work. Even if your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance does not explicitly include coverage for infectious diseases such as COVID-19, the insurance company may lawfully have to accept your claim. Up until July 6, workers did not have to prove causation for COVID-19 thanks to Executive Order N-62-20. Since the expiration date has passed, however, you or your lawyer may need to prove causation for contracting COVID-19 while at work to receive compensation.
A lawyer from Rose, Klein & Marias LLP can make the claims process easier on you and your family. We have years of experience representing injured and ill employees in workers’ compensation claims. If you lost a loved one to a case of COVID-19 that he or she contracted while at work, we can help you seek death benefits from the employer, such as lost future wages and funeral and burial expenses. Our attorneys can assist you and your family during this difficult time.
How Much Does a COVID-19 Lawyer Cost?
You do not have to worry about the cost of hiring an attorney to represent you during a coronavirus case against your employer when you hire a Ventura COVID-19 attorney from Rose, Klein & Marias LLP. We front all the costs of your lawsuit for you. We will pay upfront for your court and filing fees while you focus on recovering. If we do not succeed in winning you a favorable settlement or verdict, you will not pay us a dime in attorney’s fees. If we do win your case, we will charge our fees as a percentage of the award won. That way, you never have to move your funds around to pay for a lawyer out of pocket – win or lose.
Contact a COVID-19 Attorney in Ventura, CA Today
Rose, Klein & Marias LLP has pioneered many new areas of law in California. We were the very first law firm in the state to file a lawsuit against asbestos manufacturers. We were also leaders in the NFL concussion litigation. Now, we are forging the trail for COVID-19 lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims in Ventura and throughout Southern California. Discuss your case with our attorneys at no cost today. Call us at (805) 642-7101 or describe your case online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.