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Vaccine Side Effects Could Be Compensable, but Outcomes Hinge on Employers' Policies

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 0

Now that California is requiring some employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, the state’s workers’ comp system could field more claims reporting adverse reactions from the inoculations, comp experts said. But for many employers, whether those claims are compensable could hinge on whether they mandate the vaccines or allow workers to get the shots on a voluntary basis, they said. “In my opinion, in the state of California, if a vaccine is mandated by any employer — and the law allows employers to mandate the vaccine — any a...

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