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Pacific Workers’ Files Claim for Limo Driver Who Died from Covid

Pacific Workers’ Files Claim for Limo Driver Who Died from Covid

On August 13, 2020 Pacific Workers' announced that they have filed a claim on behalf of the widow of Calixto Villanueva. Villanueva, a limo driver, died on March 27 of Covid-19 related illness. He contracted the virus after picking up Brazilian diplomats on March 8 from the San Francisco International Airport after they had flown in from Palm Beach, Florida. On March 7, a day prior to their arrival to San Francisco, they attended the U.S.-Brazilian Summit with President Trump and Brazilian President Bolsonaro at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. It has been widely reported that several of the Brazilian contingent at the event tested positive for Coronavirus. Brazilian President Bolsonaro has since tested positive for Covid-19. 

“This is an example of front-line workers getting exposed and dying because of their jobs and lack of protections” said Bilal Kassem, the family’s attorney from Pacific Workers’. 

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About the Company: 

Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers is Northern California's Premier Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Law Firm. Pacific Workers’ represents First Responders, Health Care Workers, Construction Workers, Delivery Workers, Warehouse Workers, and the other hard-working people that keep our community moving in their Fight for Justice against the Insurance Companies. 

Founded in 2014 by Eric Farber and Bilal Kassem, the firm began with just 4 people. In just over six years, they have grown to close to over 50 team members with five offices throughout Northern California. They are the leader in claims for front line workers, including firefighters, first responders and health care workers. The have been named to the Inc. 5000 multiple times, the Bay Area 100 (a list of fastest growing companies in the Bay Area), the Law 

Firm 500 and most importantly been nominated for Best Workplaces in America. Mr. Farber is also the author of the Bestselling Book, The Case for Culture, How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Law Firm, Grow Your Practice and Actually Be Happy. The book is the story of how a great law firm culture can help grow a practice. 

At the beginning of the pandemic, Pacific Workers' has joined the national small business No Layoff Pledge, agreeing to not lay any team members. On the contrary, Pacific Workers' has hired several people for their expansion. 

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