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Benefits For Injured Housekeepers And Cleaners
California has the most housekeepers and cleaners in America. There are almost 100,000 domestic workers in our state. If you were hurt while working in someone’s home, there are workers’ compensation regulations and deadlines you must follow to qualify.
It is important to understand California laws if you work as a housekeeper or cleaner. Our bilingual workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian are ready to help you manage your legal issues and concerns.
Protect Yourself If You Were Hurt On The Job
If you are employed as a housekeeper or cleaner and you were hurt on your job, you could have ongoing bills and expenses. Your employer’s liability will depend on your employment classification. Are you an employee or a contractor?
- If you were hired directly, and your work is controlled by the home or property owner, you are probably their employee. In this case, workers’ compensation insurance is required.
- If you work for a company that employs someone to work in homes, or you work in several homes, you are probably a contractor. In you are a contractor, the property owner’s homeowner’s insurance probably provides coverage for your injuries.
The Number Of Hours You Work Matters Too.
If you work a minimum of 52 hours in 90 days and earn at least $100, you qualify for workers’ compensation insurance. Occasional or part-time workers might be covered by your employer’s homeowner’s insurance.
Workers’ compensation insurance can protect employers against lawsuits. If your employer does not have insurance, a lawsuit might be necessary. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help you manage the details.
Understand Your Requirements
You have 30 days from the date you found out about the injury to file the necessary forms and notices. In most cases, the clock starts the day you were hurt. However, if you suffered a long-term injury, you have 30 days from the date of the diagnosis.
California also requires workers’ compensation coverage for undocumented immigrant workers who qualify as employees.
The details of your case matter. If you are a housekeeper or a cleaner, you are probably covered by workers’ compensation. You do not want to miss deadlines or requirements.
Workers’ Compensation Assistance When And Where You Need It
The Law Offices of Bo Katzakian has offices all along California’s Central Coast. Email us or call 888-724-4138 to reach our offices in San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Sacramento or Stockton.