March 20, 2020
Many insureds are concerned about how worker compensation compensability might or might not apply to employees who contract COVID-19.
We are sharing this overview on the topic from IRMI (International Risk Management Institute).
The key points to consider as outlined in the article are:
- There are 51 worker compensation jurisdictions in the US each with different provisions.
- Nearly all of the jurisdictions have a provision that requires the illness or injury to arise out of and occur in the course of employment.
- Other provisions require the injury or illness to be traceable to a specific point in time.
- Employees in certain industries such as healthcare may have a clearer path to pursuing a worker compensation claim.
This issue will continue to evolve over the coming months, and we will provide any relevant updates.
Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for additional information for employers
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NOTE: THE RESOURCES PROVIDED ON THIS PAGE SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR LEGAL COUNSEL