Presumption of WC Claim Compensability in the Age of COVID

IRMI article by Chris Mandel

July 2020

COVID-19 has brought a spotlight to a long-developing issue in workers compensation (WC), namely the presumption of compensability. As legislators and politicians increasingly turn to the use and expansion of the “presumption of compensability” to extend automatic compensability to selected workers who may have been exposed to disease, insurers and employers, in particular, seek to understand the costs and other impacts on WC systems… read more