How to Analyze and Investigate Covid-19 Workers Compensation Claims
With the entire world focused on Covid-19, we know that it will simply be a matter of time before Covid-19 is alleged to be a work-related condition. Given this reality, clients have been calling and emailing me, asking:
- How do we investigate whether a claimant contracted Covid-19 in the workplace?
- What is the burden of proof for a claimant to prove that he/she contracted Covid-19 at work?
- How will Missouri and Illinois analyze the compensability of the eventual flood of Covid-19 Workers Compensation claims?
- Does OSHA view Covid-19 as a recordable event?
Because of the anticipated flood of claims that will undoubtedly arise in the very near future, I presented a video seminar addressing all of these issues for both Missouri and Illinois. During this 50 minute presentation, I walk through the unique legal issues presented by Covid-19, the standard for compensability that the Missouri and Illinois courts will apply to determine whether claims are or are not compensable, and how to investigate these claims now to provide the best defense possible.
I also discuss how OSHA sees Covid-19, and under what circumstances a positive test for Covid-19 is considered a recordable event.
To watch and listen to the presentation, which includes the PowerPoint presentation, click HERE.
Thankfully, the video presentation does NOT focus on me (I have a face for radio)….but is rather focused on my PowerPoint presentation. If you just want to merely view or download the written presentation only, click HERE.
If you have any questions or want to discuss this further, feel free to call me at (636) 532-0300 or by email at [email protected] .