Can COVID Be Considered a Work Injury in California?
Updated: May 4, 2021
Can COVID be considered a work injury? Can I file a claim if I get COVID while working at home? How can I prove that I got COVID while I was working at home?
If you find yourself asking these or similar questions, you are not alone. COVID has had an unbelievable effect on all of our lives. Working from home has gone from a privilege to a necessity. And people have been contracting COVID at alarming rates while working from home. Why? Because their family members bring it in through the door. Because a delivery person wasn't wearing a mask when you opened the door. However you got COVID while working from home, you may have been dealing with the ill effects - being sick, feeling terrible, you're in pain, seeing doctors, going to hospitals, and of course missing work!
So the questions above loom large. The good news is that despite COVID being relatively new to the world (and therefore the Workers' Compensation system) the laws are still meant to protect YOU the injured worker. For an injury to be compensable in California Workers' Compensation there must be a finding of AOE/COE - that's it! Now that isn't necessarily as easy as it sounds, especially if you don't even know what those letters stand for, let alone how to prove what you need to prove, but that's why an experienced attorney at the Law Office of Jamie S. Adler is here to guide you.
Don't miss out on money you may be entitled to or medical treatment that the insurance company should be paying for simply because you didn't know what to do, or how to answer those questions you may be asking yourself. Don't stress another moment - reach out to the Law Office of Jamie S. Adler for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (310) 567-7993.