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Frontline Workers in NYC Face Uphill Battle for Workers Comp After Contracting COVID-19 – amNY

Many New York healthcare workers have gotten COVID-19 from patients in their care, yet some employers are discouraging them from seeking workers compensation benefits, according to amNY. The recent story says the employees’ benefits would come from insurance companies many of whom have stashed billions in profits from the private workers comp system over the years. The story adds that many Read More >>

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Q&A for New York Frontline Healthcare Workers

If you are a frontline healthcare worker, chances are you or one of your co-workers became ill and were unable to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 78,000 of these essential workers across the U.S. have contracted the coronavirus so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many have been left to pay household and medical expenses while at home fighting the Read More >>

Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Deaths Surge and Could Even Be Higher According to Latest CDC Data – NPR

More than 60,000 front-line healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 while more than 300 have died according to an NPR story on the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). What’s more disturbing is that the data doesn’t provide a complete picture of the coronavirus impact among front-line healthcare workers “because only 21% of the case reports sent Read More >>

Front-line Workers Must Prove They Contracted Coronavirus On The Job To Receive Workers’ Comp – Gotham Gazette

(Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office.) Infected front-line workers, from hospitals to groceries, are being asked to prove they contracted the coronavirus on the job in order to receive workers’ compensation and death benefits, according to the Gotham Gazette. Union leaders and elected officials told the outlet that New York state’s workers’ compensation law requires these essential employees Read More >>