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Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Executive Order Helping Frontline Workers Who Contract COVID-19

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

Governor Gavin Newsom’s signed an executive order today that helps protect frontline workers who contract COVID-19 on the job: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/05/06/governor-newsom-announces-workers-compensation-benefits-for-workers-who-contract-covid-19-during-stay-at-home-order/ Millions of workers across California are battling on the Frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, risking their lives simply by going to work. These heroes deserve to know they’ll be protected and have the safety… Read More »

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How to Fight a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

If you were hurt on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Any employer with one or more employees is required to carry workers’ compensation for their employees. If your employer or the insurance provider wrongfully denies your claim for coverage after a workplace injury, you have the right to… Read More »

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Insurance Commissioner Lara Issues Alert About Immigrant Workers’ Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19 Exposure or Illness

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

April 2020 Press Release: LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today alerted insurance companies that all workers affected by COVID-19 on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of their immigration status. This includes workers engaged in front-line occupations such as health care, emergency services, food production, sales, and delivery,… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp for Stress and Anxiety in California

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

California workers’ compensation law is employee-friendly and much more expansive than many people realize. Workers’ compensation covers not only physical injuries suffered when hurt on the job; workers’ comp also covers certain psychological disorders connected to job performance. Learn below about how California workers’ compensation applies to mental disorders caused stress and anxiety, and… Read More »

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

As you know, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging concern across the globe. Law Offices of Dulio R. Chavez & Associates is committed to the health and well-being of all employees and our clients. We are actively monitoring the continuing developments related to the outbreak with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World… Read More »

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How to Prevent Distracted Driving

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

Distracted driving has rapidly become one of the biggest dangers on California roadways. Texting while driving is on the rise, and it rivals drunk and drowsy driving as one of the leading causes of car crashes and traffic fatalities. Even though texting while driving is illegal, it remains a pervasive and growing problem in… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

If you are hurt in a workplace accident or otherwise injured while performing a work-related duty in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.  Workplace injuries can happen in any number of ways, whether the result of a co-worker’s negligence, insufficient safety protocols implemented by an employer, a freak accident, or even your own… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Laws in California

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

Injured workers are entitled to certain benefits and protections under California’s workers’ compensation laws, but workers’ compensation insurers and employers aren’t always quick to provide these benefits. That’s why it is so important for workers who are hurt on the job to know what they’re entitled to receive under the law after an injury…. Read More »

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What to Do After a Car Accident Injury

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

Car accidents can upend your life.  If you have been injured, especially if the injury is serious, you may now be facing extended medical treatment, loss of your means of transportation, missed workdays, limitations on your enjoyment of life, and mounting bills.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed.  What should your first steps be… Read More »

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Four People, Including Two CHP Officers, Injured in Possible DUI Crash

By Dulio R. Chavez, II |

Driving under the influence of any mind-altering substance puts everyone on the road at risk of serious injury or worse.  Passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers are all potential victims of drugged or drunk driving accidents.  Drivers who cause accidents while under the influence are open to significant liability, both criminally and in civil court. … Read More »

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