WSIA 2021 – COVID-19: New Presumptions

COVID-19, Infectious Diseases, and Environmental Disease: The New Presumptions Regarding Causation and Liability

COVID-19 has brought to the forefront issues regarding exposure and causation of employee illness and diseases – namely, determining whether the illness or disease was likely contracted at work or away from work for workers’ compensation purposes.

New legislation is being enacted that provides presumptions concerning whether certain illnesses should (or should not) be compensable as being work-related. See our PowerPoint presentation about these matters, the new presumptions, and the possible ways that these presumptions may be rebutted.