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Sickened Health Workers Say COVID Claims Denied, Want Broader Comp Coverage

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 649 | 0 | 52 min read

As a few states have expanded presumption rules that make the coronavirus illness compensable for frontline employees, some first responders and hospital workers in other states say their comp claims are being denied and much confusion exists. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy late last week signed Senate Bill 2304, which expands the types of illnesses covered by the state's temporary disability benefits law during a pandemic.  “This bill is designed to assure that workers impacted by epidemics of communicable diseases have access to leave needed to care for themselves or for affect...

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