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Employers' Liability Claims Could Rise as COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 451 | 0 | 62 min read

As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic climbs past 250,000, some workers’ compensation observers are predicting an uptick in employers’ liability claims stemming from injured workers and their family members alleging that infections occurred while on the job. And while workers’ compensation will likely be the exclusive remedy in most cases, injured employees and their families may be able to get outside the system if they can show employers’ actions or extreme negligence directly contributed to COVID-19 infections and deaths, a group of workers’ comp expert...

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