The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is “the most powerful, and most knowledgeable legal voice for the injured workers of California,” serving the state’s injured workers since 1966, according to the organization’s website.
And in Kern County, Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers’ compensation* attorney Beatriz Trejo is leading the local Bakersfield chapter as California Applicants’ Attorneys Association president. She also serves on Women’s Caucus, Latino Caucus, and Emerging Leaders Committees, which makes a statewide impact through legal education and legislative advocacy.
“As the local president, I focus my efforts on educating and uniting the workers’ compensation community towards efficient and positive resolution of cases for the benefit of the injured employee,” said lawyer Beatriz Trejo.
Trejo has practiced in front of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board since 2012. As a former defense attorney, Trejo is familiar with the inner workings of insurance companies, insurance carriers, and self-insured employers — all which benefit her clients now in fighting their cases.
Even more, Trejo is fluent in Spanish and can community with ease with Kern County’s large Latino population. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal State Bakersfield and her master’s degree in political science from Cal State Northridge. She earned her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in Ohio.
The Bakersfield chapter of CAAA, led by Trejo, has held several seminars and workshops to benefit attorneys who represent injured workers including, “Dahl and Vocational Evaluations: How to get the most out of your vocational evaluations” at Wool Growers Restaurant in Bakersfield. Those sessions are approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit in the workers’ compensation legal specialization. (That workshop was made possible by a sponsorship from Gemini Legal)
CAAA has been built with the support of its members who recognized the necessity of an active voice for injured workers. The organization is instrumental in providing California injured workers the opportunity for fair workers’ compensation benefits and re-entry into the community as a productive citizen.
“The support of CAAA’s members help to provide the optimum ability for CAAA to continue its distinguished tradition,” according to the group.
Recently, Beatriz Trejo took part in the filming of a video intended to communicate the commitment of Chain | Cohn | Stiles to serve injured workers in Kern County, including those working in agriculture and in the fields of Kern County. You can watch the videos (in English and Spanish) here:
- Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Agriculture Accidents and Attorney Beatriz Trejo
- Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Accidentes en el Trabajo y Abogada Beatriz Trejo
For more on Trejo, and Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers’ compensation services, visit the law firm’s specialized site, bakersfieldwclawyers.com.
*NOTICE: Making a false or fraudulent Workers’ Compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in a prison or a fine of up to $150,000 or double the values of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.