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Old 03-24-2020, 05:23 AM   #1
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Is getting coronavirus after working at a cashier stand every day considered a work injury? I was ordered to do the job BTW - or be fired.

Does workers comp apply? Is it covered only by workers comp?

Or could larger or other lawsuits be brought?
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:19 AM   #2
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How do you intend to prove that you contracted the virus at work?
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:16 PM   #3
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I wish to inform you that the Employment and Training Administration has announced new guidance outlining state flexibilities in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. In addition, federal law does not require an employee to quit in order to receive benefits due to the impact of COVID-19.

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Old 03-25-2020, 08:33 PM   #4
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I wish to inform you that the Employment and Training Administration has announced new guidance outlining state flexibilities in administering their unemployment insurance...
You don't read very well do you?

What does this have to do with WORKMANS COMP??
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:17 AM   #5
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The outbreak of coronavirus has already resulted in some workers’ compensation claims and more are expected. But whether those claims are going to succeed depends on the individual circumstances and the state where the infection occurred.

Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Co. announced that effective immediately it will pay wage-replacement benefits for any first responder or employee in the medical field who is quarantined because of direct exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act requires the claimant to prove that ordinary disease of life arose out of the employment by clear and convincing evidence (a heightened burden of proof).
In general, the worker must show that the illness or disease arose out of or was caused by conditions peculiar to the work and that he or she had a greater risk of contracting the disease and in a different manner than the general public.

In South Carolina, a contagious disease is not covered for workers who contracted the disease from co-workers or who faced equal exposure while away from work. In California, employees sickened by communicable diseases were able to get benefits by showing they were particularly vulnerable.
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What a waste of a post - we don't even know what state the OP is in and I'm pretty sure she's not returning anyway. You two are unreal - clueless in many respects.

I think you both just like to read your own posts.
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You two are unreal - clueless in many respects.
Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber.
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The outbreak of coronavirus has already resulted in some workers’ compensation claims and more are expected. But whether those claims are going to succeed depends on the individual circumstances and the state where the infection occurred.

Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Co. announced that effective immediately it will pay wage-replacement benefits for any first responder or employee in the medical field who is quarantined because of direct exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act requires the claimant to prove that ordinary disease of life arose out of the employment by clear and convincing evidence (a heightened burden of proof).
In general, the worker must show that the illness or disease arose out of or was caused by conditions peculiar to the work and that he or she had a greater risk of contracting the disease and in a different manner than the general public.

In South Carolina, a contagious disease is not covered for workers who contracted the disease from co-workers or who faced equal exposure while away from work. In California, employees sickened by communicable diseases were able to get benefits by showing they were particularly vulnerable.


Good answer, very helpful!!
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Good answer, very helpful!!
Hardly without knowing what state is involved.

All it did was waste bandwidth.
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