Bradford & Barthel is pleased to announce continued progress in helping our clients carry on their efforts to work through the current challenges we are all facing.

We have successfully migrated our 13 statewide offices to a virtual environment set-up in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. We take seriously the health of our staff, as well as our continued professional responsibility and the constitutional mandate to continue to provide workers’ compensation benefits! Not only are we helping our employees take appropriate steps to stay safe, we are also continually educating our clients via Webinars, and personal attention to their business obstacles.

We have included lots of information below, including links to our video on “The Pandemic, the Claims Desk and You: How Will COVID-19 Impact W/C?”, Questions and Answers discussed during said Webinar, five BLOG articles relating to the Coronavirus, our key contacts and free consultation information.

We are accepting new referrals via Our conflict resolution team, headed by Farai Alves, Oakland, is gearing up to handle mediations and informal conferences while the Board is open in a limited capacity.

Please call us to learn about our other Value Added Services.

Most importantly, we wish you well during the duration of the shelter in place restrictions. We hope you are feeling well and pray that you will remain that way throughout this crazy time. We also hope all those you love are well and adapting to the changes. The entire B&B family is staying safe and working hard.


Executive Managing Partner, Client Relations
Chief Marketing Officer



B&B is offering a Free COVID-19 consultation for employers, attorneys, claims professionals, judges. Please click the link below to schedule a consultation for your team.





Did you miss our COVID-19 Webinars? We recorded them and a video is available now.

Access questions submitted during the COVID-19 Webinars and see our answers.


We have posted several BLOG articles pertaining to the Coronavirus. Direct links to those articles:



COVID-19 and Its Consequences on California Workers’ Compensation by Michael Burns


COVID-19 Pandemic Raises Compensability Questions for Employers by Louis Larres & John Kamin


Communicable Diseases in California Workers’ Compensation: An Overview by Michael Burns


SB893 Proposal for Rebuttable Hospital Presumption Raises Coronavirus Questions by John Kamin






Additional Links for COVID-19 Resources:


Department of Industrial Relations Newslines and home page:


Quick links to regular updates about the virus:


Links to articles and Chamber of Commerce information for employers about new federal paid sick leave requirements:


Other Helpful Links: