Ochoa & Calderon In The News
COVID-19 Presumed Work-Related Under California Workers’ Compensation Rules
Firm attorney Omar Ochoa was recently featured in a news article about a new California law establishing that COVID-19 infections are presumed work-related when they happen to first responders, health care workers, or employees at a workplace experiencing an outbreak. Mr. Ochoa explained the workers’ compensation process for employees to go through if they believe they acquired COVID-19 at work. He also commented on the ways employers and their insurance companies will try to rebut the presumption and avoid covering an infected employee with workers’ comp benefits.