Workers Comp is a benefit provided to almost all United States workers. We all pay into the pool — a little with each paycheck — and it’s there when we get hurt. But what happens when “injuries” at work are vague? For example, what happens when you get sick at work? Is that covered by Workers Comp? Technically, yes it is. But as with everything else in life, it really depends on the little details.
The details are what determine the difference between a frivolous medical claim and a serious one.
For example, simply getting sick at work is not enough for you to request a Workers Comp application. Getting sick at work during a pandemic for which your employer was not prepared? Well, that’s a better example of a “good” reason. Especially if your bosses decided not to take precautions, even when those precautions were recommended or legally required.
Precautions include providing personal protective equipment (or PPE) for workers who come into close contact with dozens of people on a routine basis. If your employer failed to implement new procedures during the outbreak and you got sick, chances are you got sick at work. And that means you have a valid claim. You should make one!
Even though California (and Los Angeles in particular) have implemented some of the most stringent, restrictive coronavirus preventative measures anywhere in the country, cases are still on the rise. And so are Workers Comp claims. Thousands have been processed in the last few weeks alone.
This is why we not only urge our readers to take the right precautions against the spread of this virus and the deadly disease it causes, COVID-19, but also to protect their financial future by building a Workers Comp case when the details tell the right story. Have you been affected by COVID-19? Then please get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.