Contra Costa County Workers Compensation – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Many people are being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether it be physically, financially, or through their jobs, every American is facing the virus in their own individual dilemma. With schools and local businesses closing everywhere, there are many who are questioning where their next paycheck is going to come from, what kind of financial assistance will be offered by the government, and what kinds of benefits people will be able to receive from their employers during this crisis.

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Questions also arise as to who would be eligible for such benefits in situations such as: being in a workplace that is more vulnerable to exposure to the virus, contracting the virus in the workplace, having to provide care for an ill or quarantined family member, or if your workplace has to close and you are not able to work from home. If you have any questions regarding Contra Costa County workers compensation claims or cases during COVID-19, Anton Law Group in Walnut Creek is here to help.

As of now, workers compensation generally will not cover workers who contract Coronavirus, with the exception of workers who have been directly exposed to the virus at their place of employment such as health care providers and first responders. People who are thinking about filing a claim after a diagnosis may find the process to be a little harder. This is because it will be hard to prove that the employee did in fact contract the virus from being at their workplace or while performing their job duties. As of right now, there is no way for an individual to know for sure how or where the virus was contracted.

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Bay Area Workers Compensation During COVID-19

It is important to keep in mind though that Contra Costa County’s paid sick leave and paid vacation days laws provide many employees with time off who are unable to come into work for many reasons. For example, being ill, or perhaps not having proper child-care for their kids that are out of school due to school closures. You are entitled to use the sick leave and vacation time you have accumulated during time away from work.

Employees who have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms, have been tested by a medical professional, and will not be able to work for an extended period of time, might be eligible for disability coverage, which provides short-term benefits for full or partial loss of wages.

If you are providing care for an ill or quarantined family member, you also may be eligible for paid family leave.

At Anton Law Group, we want you to know that our attorneys are here to assist you and your family during this very challenging time. If you have questions regarding Bay Area workers compensation claims and cases stemming from COVID-19, please give us a call today at (888) 303-3434.