COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation Claims: Emerging Medical and Legal Issues

  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: American Bar Association
  • This event will take place online.
  • Source: New York
  • Employment
  • Webinar

The panelists will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace from a workers' compensation standpoint. Issues including evidence and causation will be discussed from medical and legal perspectives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an inevitable shock to the legal framework applicable to Worker’s Compensation. While some legislators have lightened the applicable burden of proof to assist workers in bringing a workers’ compensation claim associated with this disease, other areas have kept the rules intact.

In a world where sustained community transmission is still active, how can workers demonstrate that they contracted the disease at work?

How should causality be analyzed to determine from a medical standpoint whether the worker has contracted the disease at work?

What are the foreseeable consequences of such a claim from a medical standpoint and probable impairment?

How have claims been treated so far in different areas of the nation?

Our panelists, including a reputable Harvard infectious diseases doctor, claimants and defense lawyers, will explore these emerging issues. In this interactive webinar format, participants will be allowed to asks their questions directly to our panelists once the most common emerging issues will have been addressed.