Colton, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: How does one find a local attorney for a class action 25+ work related, personal injury.

My coworkers and I were placed in harm and contracted the Covid-19 disease causing significant illness.(Hospitalizations) This was as a result of documented and substantiated negligence on their part. How can one find an attorney to take on a case such as this one.

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Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This attorney doesn't exist because such a claim cannot exist. Work-related injury MUST go to the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. Work-related losses filed in Superior Court as a class-action or personal injury will be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Superior Court judges are not empowered to decide cases of work injuries. The 'Exclusive Remedy' for on-the-job injuries is the Workers Compensation Act of the California Labor Code. Workers Comp is a no-fault system so 'negligence' is not part of the proof. If 25 people wish to file the same claim against the same employer with the same date-range for injury date and request the cases be JOINED, that CAN happen.

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James L. Arrasmith
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James L. Arrasmith PRO label
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are no class actions in a worker's compensation case.

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