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WILG Calls on Insurers to Accept Most Coronavirus Claims if at All Work-Related

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 1508 | 0 | 118 min read

With questions mounting nationwide over the compensability of coronavirus illness, a national claimants' advocacy organization is calling on insurers to relax their opposition to most COVID-19 claims. “Insurance companies have been making tremendous profits, so it stands to reason that they should accept coronavirus claims during this crisis if any nexus at all can be shown between contracting the virus and employment,” said William Smith, president of the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, or WILG. WILG, with 1,100 claimants' attorneys around the country, is...

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