What does W/C cover when I am exposed to COVID 19 while at work?
The answer to this question may be different depending on whether the First Responder is diagnosed with Covid-19. A confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 should trigger a Notice of Injury and claim that the condition is work-related. Exposure, without a confirmed diagnosis, is only problematic where the employer is refusing to pay First Responders who are forced to quarantine after being exposed. In these instances (quarantine without diagnosis) Notice of Injury forms should be completed where the employer is forcing the First Responder to utilize bank time to get paid.
Workers’ compensation benefits for Covid-19 claims should include: all required medical care, medication, and payment of lost wages. There may also be entitlement to additional tax-free financial compensation due to potential long-term impact of the disease.Watch Video