Sachi Barreiro

Attorney

Sachi Barreiro is a legal editor at Nolo, specializing in employment law and workers’ compensation law. Before joining Nolo, Sachi practiced law for several years in San Francisco, first representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, then advising businesses on employment and corporate matters. Sachi received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated  magna cum laude.


Articles By Sachi Barreiro

Ohio Workers' Compensation: Filing, Benefits, & Appeals
Workers' compensation benefits in Ohio include medical treatment, lost wages, and compensation for permanent impairments. Workers’ compensation in Ohio is administered by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Individuals working in Ohio who suffer an industrial injury or illness are likely to
Florida Workers' Compensation: Filing, Benefits, & Appeals
Learn how to start your claim, how much you will receive, and how to appeal a denial.
Massachusetts Workers' Compensation: Filing, Benefits, & Appeals
Learn how to start your claim, how much you will receive, and how to appeal a denial.
Appealing a Denial of Your Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your workers’ comp claim has been denied, or you have a dispute with the insurance company about your benefits, you can request a formal hearing with the Office of Workers’ Compensation. (For an overview of eligibility and benefits, see our article on filing a Louisiana workers’ comp claim.)
Indiana Workers’ Compensation Claims: Eligibility, Filing, and Appeals
Nearly all employers in Indiana are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. As in every other state, the workers’ compensation system in Indiana is a no-fault system designed to compensate injured workers for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent impairments resulting from their injuries.
Montana Workers' Comp Claims: Eligibility, Filing, and Appeals
The workers' comp system in Montana compensates injured workers for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent impairments resulting from their injuries. If your workers’ comp claim has been denied, or you have a dispute with the insurance company about your benefits, you can challenge the insurance company’s decision.
Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Claims: Eligibility, Filing, and Appeals
The workers’ compensation system in Nebraska is a no-fault system that compensates injured workers for medical bills, lost wages, and permanent impairments resulting from their injuries.
Washington Workers’ Compensation: Filing, Benefits, & Appeals
If you are injured while working in the State of Washington, or your employer has a place of business in Washington, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Washington workers’ comp benefits for injured workers are some of the highest in the country.
If You Can Return to Light Duty After a Workers' Comp Injury, Does Your Employer Have to Hire You?
In most states, when a worker is able to return to light duty while treating for a work injury, the employer must provide light-duty work if it is available.
Can My Employer Fire Me If I Can't Work Overtime Due to a Disability?
He told me I couldn’t come back to work until my work restrictions were removed. Is this legal?