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How COVID-19 Presumption Laws Could Spell Rising Litigation for Workers’ Comp

Risk and Insurance
Nina Luckman
August 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing, with infection resurgences apparent in southern and midwestern states and economic losses affecting virtually every part of the global economy.

Concurrent with these big picture concerns, employers are tasked with the protection of employees from COVID-19 related risks as per the OSHA General Duty Clause and local directives.

As the crisis evolves, employers should be aware of the legal entanglements that could arise, ranging from disputed compensability to the obligation to maintain safe workplaces.