COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation
Did you contract coronavirus at work?
Policies vary by state and the situation is fluid.
According to Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (Ohio BWC), people are exposed to the virus in a variety of ways. Since most occupations don’t have a higher chance than others for exposure to COVID-19, these claims wouldn’t be paid. Ultimately, though, it depends on how you contract coronavirus and the nature of your job.
Jobs exist that pose a special risk of contracting COVID-19. Professions like first responders and healthcare workers face a greater probability of occupational exposure. Ohio BWC could allow claims from these and other essential workers. Certain states have taken steps to ensure special categories of employees are provided workers’ compensation if they are infected with coronavirus while on the job.
We’re here for you
Elk & Elk fully supports COVID-19 frontline workers. We are proud to serve as a legal resource for employees everywhere. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Elk and Elk were one of the first firms to help firefighters diagnosed with job-related cancer – we helped them obtain benefits they were rightfully owed. Now, we’re here for workers impacted by coronavirus. We’ll guide you through the legal process and help you get the medical treatment and compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been exposed and diagnosed with COVID-19 from exposure at work, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Elk & Elk for a free consultation.