Is COVID-19 Compensable Under Workers' Comp - June 2020

By Vanessa Palacio, Claims Manager, FRSA Self Insurers Fund
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

The general answer is no. Unless you are a first responder or are employed in an occupation where you have a higher chance of exposure, such as a healthcare worker, illness due to COVID-19 is not compensable.
     So why is this not considered an injury or illness?Because you cannot prove where you contracted the virus. Under the occupational illness section of the Florida Statutes, you must prove with clear and convincing evidence where you contracted the virus and that the level of exposure was enough to cause the illness. That is a very high legal standard to prove. Read more


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