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With Presumption in Place, Investigators Could Play Role in COVID-19 Claims

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 1490 | 0 | 126 min read

Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a COVID-19 presumption into law, employers and insurance carriers in California could turn to private investigators in hopes of rebutting claims that workers contracted the virus while on the job, experts said. Using private investigators in workers’ comp cases is nothing new, but the practice could increase as companies look for ways to defend themselves against potentially pricy or drawn-out claims. And in the age of social media, there may be more factors to consider than ever before for stakeholders on both sides of the process. “It&rsqu...

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