What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can I Receive From Getting Covid at Work?
California workers’ compensation benefits remain the remedy for workers who get Covid-19 at work.
The specific settlement or benefits you might receive from catching COVID-19 at work through a workers' compensation claim can vary widely depending on various factors, including the severity of your illness, the extent of medical treatment required, and whether you recover enough to return to your usual work. California workers' compensation benefits typically cover:
Medical Expenses: Workers' compensation should cover the medical costs associated with treating COVID-19,including doctor's visits, hospitalization, medications, and other necessary medical treatment.
Lost Wages: You may receive compensation for a portion of your lost wages if your COVID-19 illness prevents you from working for an extended period. The amount you receive may depend on your average weekly earnings and the severity of your illness.
Disability Benefits: If yourCOVID-19 infection leads to a temporary or permanent disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits. The amount and duration of these benefits can vary based on the extent of your disability, your average weekly earnings, and whether your employer can accommodate your work restrictions.
Vocational Rehabilitation: In some cases, if you're unable to return to your previous job due to COVID-19-relatedlimitations, workers' compensation may provide vocational rehabilitation to help you acquire new job skills or find alternative employment.
Death Benefits: If a worker dies as a result of a COVID-19 infection contracted on the job, their dependents or beneficiaries may be eligible for death benefits, which typically include compensation for funeral expenses and ongoing financial support.
Consult with an Experienced Covid-19 Attorney at SoCal Workers Comp
California workers’ compensation laws regarding workers' compensation for COVID-19 cases have changed with many other pandemic regulations. But workers are still getting sick and disabled from the virus. California workers’ compensation benefits remain the remedy for workers who get Covid-19 at work. To understand the potential settlement or benefits you may receive for a COVID-19-relatedworkers' compensation claim, request a free consultation with a Covid-19 workers' compensation attorney at SoCal Workers Comp. Our attorneys know that a Covid-19workers’ compensation case requires the right doctors and requires zealous representation in court. They can guide you through the process and help you understand what you may be eligible to receive based on your individual circumstances. Call or submit a request for a free consultation today.