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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:51 PM

COVID-19 front line workers have no workers' comp guarantees

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/covid-front-line-workers-comp/507-b06197fa-eda9-4411-a59b-3f4d86ccb156

Debate over workers' comp in the states is part of a much larger national discussion about liability for virus exposure.

Lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes, essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they'll qualify for workers' compensation to cover lost wages and medical care.

Fewer than one-third of the states have enacted policies that shift the burden of proof for coverage of job-related COVID-19 so workers like first responders and nurses don't have to show they got sick by reporting for a risky assignment.

Much more at link.

This is so wrong!!! 🤬🤬🤬

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:07 PM

1. trump "They knew what they were signing up for"

And this is the shit they're spewing:

Trump Health Secretary Says US Healthcare Workers 'Don't Get Infected' With Covid-19 (94,000 Have Contracted the Virus)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/08/trump-health-secretary-says-us-healthcare-workers-dont-get-infected-covid-19-94000

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:10 PM

2. Bet a nurse on the CV19 ward would have to hire an incompetent attorney not

to win that case.

But, I get it would be better to have absolute protection, without need to fight it.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:53 PM

3. Depends on

individual States does it not. During the Bush and Obama years,ALEC forced changes to Workers Comp Rules in most states with Republican Governors.

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