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Determining Liability for Coronavirus Exposure Could Be Difficult, Experts Say

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 721 | 0 | 59 min read

As more and more reported cases of the coronavirus roll in, companies and carriers could have a hard time determining which sick employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, industry experts said Thursday. “This is unprecedented,” said Eddy Canavan, chief claims adviser for Southern California-based Alta Claims Services. “In workers’ comp, traditionally they don’t accept claims for illnesses.” Canavan was speaking during a webinar he co-hosted Thursday called “Coronavirus Has Gone Viral.” Because the incubation period i...

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