Workers’ comp was designed to provide reimbursement for injury and illness
So where does COVID-19 fit in?
You probably already know that the workers’ compensation system was designed to compensate workers who fall ill or become injured as a result of their employment.
But as a global pandemic still looms, it’s worth asking: “What happens if I contract the virus at work? Will I be compensated?”
Given the novelty of the virus, the relationship between workers’ compensation and COVID-19 is not well-established. But Florida law and recent memorandums can give us a clue as to how COVID-19 workers’ comp claims are likely to be handled in the future.