Coronavirus and workers' compensation claim.

There will undoubtably be many individuals over the coming months who contract the coronavirus while at work.    There will also likely be specific workers' compensation laws and regulations enacted in the next few years specifically addressing whether individuals who contract the coronavirus at work will be able to file a workers' compensation claim.    Insurance companies in Georgia will likely argue that coronavirus is not a compensable occupational illness because it is something to which the public at large is exposed.   There is not a black and white answer to this issue in Georgia at this time.  There is certain to be a significant amount of litigation over this issue. 

If you would like to discuss your workers' compensation claim with a Georgia workers' compensation attorney, contact Brian H. Sumrall at 404.924.4595, or visit

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