Workers Compensation During COVID-19

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Employees may be eligible for worker’s compensation if they contract COVID-19 while at work. To be covered workers must show that they are an employee, that their exposure to the virus was unavoidable, that they contracted the illness at work, and that they lost wages. Learn more.

  • ContentCan Employees Get Worker’s Compensation for COVID-19?

    When an employee is sick with the corona virus, they may be off work, losing income, and incurring medical bills. Can they file for worker’s compensation? For most, the answer is no. But some workers may be eligible. It depends on whether contracting COVID-19 is a likely result of performing their job duties.

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  • ContentCOVID-19 Workers’ Compensation for Healthcare Workers

    Coronavirus Workers’ Comp for Doctors, Nurses, and Other Healthcare Workers

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  • ContentWorkers’ Comp for Workers Who Cannot Follow Social Distancing Protocols

    Can’t Stay 6 Feet Apart at Work? If you contract COVID-19 at work, you may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits.

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  • ContentWorkers’ Compensation for Sanitation Workers During COVID-19

    "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation and cause disruptions in the workforce. For those who work on the front lines to keep our communities healthy and to help flatten the curve of the virus, the concern for Workers’ Compensation claims is at an all-time high. Janitorial workers who are keeping facilities clean and sanitary are at a high risk for work-related injuries and illness."

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  • ContentCOVID-19: Wearing Masks and Personal Protective Equipment at Work

    With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many discussions and questions around how to stay safe at work. Clearly, we all want to prevent work injury, work illnesses and occupational diseases. Some debates are about the pros and cons of wearing a mask and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work. Many people want to understand the requirements concerning the use of a mask at work.

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  • ContentHow Can Health Care Workers Avoid Stress Injuries?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has completely swept the nation with no end currently in sight.

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  • ContentDo You Need a Lawyer to Help You With Your COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claim?

    "Do you work in the healthcare industry and contracted the coronavirus? What if you don’t work in the medical field and you caught COVID-19 at work? Either way, you may be eligible for workers’ comp. COVID-19 may be treated like an occupational disease, similar to asbestosis or carpal tunnel syndrome. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals and staff who must work closely with patients will likely be covered under workers’ comp if they contract the illness at work. Other healthcare workers are probably covered as well. And, there is a category of workers besides health care professionals who may qualify for workers’ comp benefits depending upon the nature of their work."

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  • ContentCOVID-19 Pandemic May Affect Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims for Essential Workers

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the lives of all Americans, and the state of Georgia has been hit particularly hard. Under Governor Kemp’s stay-at-home order, schools are closed, and all but essential workers are expected to shelter in place. If you are one of those essential workers and are injured on the job or have issues with an existing claim, you may have a difficult time securing the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

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