We have recently received questions from many employers and insurers regarding how to handle claims involving coronavirus/COVlD-19. The analysis of compensability for infectious disease differs between each state. Such claims require close investigation of the actual exposure to the virus and the nature of the particular employment, as well as legal analysis of complex causation standards. All claims involving COVlD-19 should be assessed on a case-by-case basis and our claims professionals are ready to assist you with any questions concerning your potential WC claims and the proper steps and documentation necessary to file a claim related to COVID19.
NOTE: THE STATE BY STATE WC LAWS PROVIDED HERE ARE BASED UPON THE CURRENT STATES’ STATUTES. CURRENTLY SEVERAL STATES ARE INTRODUCING NEW LEGISLATION THAT MAY IMPACT THESE WORKER’S COMPENSATION STATUTES FROM THEIR CURRENT FORM.