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With hundreds of thousands of cases in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a severe toll on American workers. Employees on the front lines give their all while, quite literally, risking their lives and livelihoods. What happens if you contract COVID-19 at work? Does a work-related COVID-19 diagnosis make you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits? Do you have the necessary legal documents in place to protect yourself and your family?

Information and guidelines surrounding these questions change often, and we’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information to help build your case. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team and schedule a free consultation.

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation

Employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, who become ill with COVID-19, are presumed to have contracted the illness at work if they work in one of the following occupations.

  • A licensed peace officer, a firefighter, a paramedic or an emergency medical technician (EMT)
  • A nurse or health care worker, correctional officer or security counselor employed by the state or a political subdivision (such as a city or county) at a corrections, detention or secure treatment facility
  • A health care provider, nurse or assistive employee employed in a health care, home care or long-term care setting, with direct COVID-19 patient care or ancillary work in COVID-19 patient units
    (Note: the law does not define “assistive employee” or “ancillary work,” so it is important to contact a workers’ compensation attorney for clarification)
  • A person required to provide childcare to first responders and health care workers under Executive Order 20-02 and Executive Order 20-19