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CWCI Study Suggests System Working Properly for Early COVID Claims

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 1247 | 0 | 101 min read

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute on Thursday published a report that suggests the system is working as intended and approving COVID-19 claims when there is a causal relationship between the disease and employment. Claims CWCI reviewed include some with a date of injury that precedes Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order creating a presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable condition for people exposed to the new coronavirus at work on or after March 19. And the results raise questions about the need for a statutory presumption, such as the one proposed in Sena...

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