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Lots of talk about this

First, worker’s compensation death cases are actually not that significant, believe it or not. The much bigger issue is people who may have long term health issues from Covid. Say you go to work, catch it, and have respiratory problems for life. Obviously, we don’t know yet what the people who have bad cases of Covid might be facing long term. And one of the good things about worker’s compensation law is making sure that some people get lifetime benefits if they need it. How will that work with a virus that is less than a year old?

But the big issue will absolutely be causation. No one has figured that out yet. I would think situations like the mass infections in meat plants will be a lot different than the people who work at a restaurant and get it.

This is all uncharted territory. But it is in motion. A few of the lawyers in my office are a part of the Injured Workers Advocates Group and it is going to be interesting how it plays out.
Two things I will need with: 1) All I know is South Carolina. Every state is different. Mileage may vary. 2) please don’t start a whole ‘blood sucking lawyers’ ‘tort reform’ thread or I will never post about this stuff again.

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Posted: 07/31/2020 at 3:25PM


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Question for any Employment Law or PI Attorneys -- buffhooper 07/31/2020 2:04PM
  Lots of talk about this -- JeffGerardi 07/31/2020 3:25PM
  Blood sucking tort lawyers - -- cswilliam 07/31/2020 7:45PM
  Understood, but.... -- buffhooper 07/31/2020 2:28PM
  Worker’s compensation different than civil litgation -- JeffGerardi 07/31/2020 3:30PM
  Good point. ** -- buffaloaded 07/31/2020 2:30PM