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Filed workers comp claim?

Specializes in SNF, Home Health & Hospice, L&D, Peds.

I am wondering how many of us, working nurses, who have been infected with COVID at work have filed workers compensation claims? We need to stand up for ourselves if we have been infected at work and receive compensation.

Agreed, especially if it's a facility that hasn't provided adequate PPE or staffing. That alone should be an OSHA violation. Welders aren't sent to work without goggles and gloves, police aren't sent to work without weapons and handcuffs, firefighters aren't sent to work with hoses full of holes and empty O2 tanks. Healthcare professionals are battling a deadly novice virus without being given the proper equipment. Facilities should be held accountable.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

The CARES Act requires most businesses with under 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work because of the coronavirus. Employees affected by the coronavirus will also be eligible for up to three months of paid family and medical leave.

 

Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Provisions in FFCRA and Cares Act ...

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On March 27, 2020, Congress passed and the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, H.R. 748, or the CARES Act. This fact sheet addresses the Families First Coronavirus Response Act's Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion section and Emergency Paid Sick Leave section, as amended by the CARES Act.

https://www.clasp.org/publications/fact-sheet/paid-sick-days-and-paid-leave-provisions-ffcra-and-cares-act

 

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care.

When I got sick early on in this fight, my employer contacted me to say they were submitting claim forms on my behalf for workers compensation. 

I was told that when the employer files on your behalf it is more likely the claim will be processed. As some claim can be denied for lack of proof the virus was contacted at work when the employee does the initial filing. 

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