Wine Workers Affected by the 2017 Wildfires

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Our law firm currently represents wine workers against PG&E for losses sustained due to wildfires. We have tremendous experience navigating tort claims (like business losses from wildfires) through bankruptcies. The PG&E bankruptcy is moving quickly and if you don’t act by October 21, 2019, right after harvest, you will lose any chance for compensation.

The 2017 fires destroyed some vineyards, but many other properties were affected as well. Some were surrounded by smoke making them inaccessible to workers who were scheduled to pick crops in the days and weeks after the 2017 wildfires started on October 8 and October 9, 2017. If you were unable to work at a wine-related business as a result of the October 2017 fires you may be entitled to compensation. This includes

  • Grape Pickers
  • Property Managers
  • Tasting Room Employees
  • Other Miscellaneous Wine Workers (such as truck drivers, etc.)

Even if you received emergency or charitable funding you are still entitled to compensation from PG&E. If any of the above apply to you, you may be entitled to compensation from PG&E.

While employees like you would typically have the luxury of a wait-and-see-approach, the bankruptcy of PG&E changes everything. Workers who have not filed a proof of claim by October 21, 2019, will be left without any compensation regardless of their circumstances. Call us today!

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