If I Get COVID-19 at Work, Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?

While it is possible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for a case of COVID-19, it is not easy to do so. The success of any workers’ compensation claim depends on whether you can prove that your injury or illness was work-related. COVID-19, like the flu and many other illnesses and conditions, may not be able to be traced back to a single incident of exposure. Thus, if you got COVID-19 at work, you can expect your employer or insurance company to argue that you were exposed to the virus somewhere other than work or, more specifically, that you cannot conclusively establish that you were exposed at work.
 
That said, healthcare workers, essential employees and others at an especially high risk of contracting COVID-19 may have an easier time than other workers in obtaining compensation. 
 
Unfortunately, this is one of those questions that does not have a clear answer, as it depends on your specific situation. If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 at work and want to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, contact the Steinberg Law Firm for immediate assistance. Our skilled team of South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers will intently listen to you about your diagnosis and offer our honest advice. To learn more about how we can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits due to a work-related COVID-19 diagnosis, give the Steinberg Law Firm a call at 843-720-2800 to schedule a free consultation.

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WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

If I Get COVID-19 at Work, Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?

While it is possible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for a case of COVID-19, it is not easy to do so. The success of any workers’ compensation claim depends on whether you can prove that your injury or illness was work-related. COVID-19, like the flu and many other illnesses and conditions, may not be able to be traced back to a single incident of exposure. Thus, if you got COVID-19 at work, you can expect your employer or insurance company to argue that you were exposed to the virus somewhere other than work or, more specifically, that you cannot conclusively establish that you were exposed at work.
 
That said, healthcare workers, essential employees and others at an especially high risk of contracting COVID-19 may have an easier time than other workers in obtaining compensation. 
 
Unfortunately, this is one of those questions that does not have a clear answer, as it depends on your specific situation. If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 at work and want to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, contact the Steinberg Law Firm for immediate assistance. Our skilled team of South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers will intently listen to you about your diagnosis and offer our honest advice. To learn more about how we can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits due to a work-related COVID-19 diagnosis, give the Steinberg Law Firm a call at 843-720-2800 to schedule a free consultation.

Other COVID-19 FAQs:

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

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