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No Benefits for Worker's COVID-19 Infection from Alleged Interaction with Colleague

Monday, February 12, 2024 | 0

An Ohio appellate court upheld a denial of benefits for a worker’s claim that his COVID-19 infection was an occupational disease. Case: Wilhelm v. Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., No. 5-23-16, 02/05/2024, published. Facts: Kevin Wilhelm worked for Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. In April 2021, Wilhelm claims a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after their workplace interaction, and Wilhelm became ill with COVID-19 a few days later. At the time, ADS had written safety protocols requiring the use of masks and social distancing. According to Wilhelm, the co-worker was not wear...

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