Guest Column: Is COVID-19 covered as a workers’ compensation claim?

Employees must prove occupational causation to claim COVID-19 on worker's comp

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the workforce and working conditions as we know it. As COVID-19 is easily transmittable and highly contagious, questions arose on how the pandemic could affect workers’ compensation claims nationwide. Consequently, some states implemented statutes regarding the eligibility for COVID-19 claims under workers’ compensation, in most instances for first responders. These…

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