Gaylord & Nantais are the most experienced & trusted Workers' Compensation Attorney in Los Angeles & Long Beach

Experience you need. Trust you expect. Results you want.
Experience you need.
Trust you expect.
Results you want.


Mon - Fri
9:00 AM - 4.30 PM

FAQs on Coronavirus Workers’ Compensation Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in some tragic way. It has been especially difficult for essential employees who have been on the front lines facing the coronavirus head-on. If you believe you have a reason to file a coronavirus workers’ compensation claim, there are a few things you need to know.

How can I file for a COVID-19 claim?

Once you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and you know you were exposed at your workplace, you will need to file a workers’ compensation claim. In most cases, this would be filed just like any other workers’ comp claim. Your doctor can also file your claim for you. If you are a provider, claims can be made online or by phone.

When will a claim likely be denied?

If a claim is considered to be incidental or common to every employee in the office or work area, the claim will most likely be denied. This includes cases of employees who work in close proximity to one another who pass the virus from person to person.

Is COVID-19 compensable under state workers’ compensation acts?

In some cases, yes. The key is understanding what is considered a common and ordinary illness. Individuals in certain professions, like nursing and paramedics, incur a higher risk of exposure, but coronavirus may be deemed as “part of their job.” Each case will have to be considered on its own merit.

Will claims related to COVID-19 be excluded from experience rating?

Because coronavirus is not considered to be “common,” its effect on the experience rating of a provider is relatively unknown. Proposals have been made to prevent the high number of claims due to coronavirus from being used in the calculations to determine experience ratings.

If I am quarantined due to COVID-19, can I receive workers’ compensation wage replacement benefits?

If you don’t have access to paid sick leave or the benefits of FMLA, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim if you are placed in quarantine by your employer or if you have been exposed to the virus at your workplace.

If I contract COVID-19, is it a compensable workers’ compensation claim?

In order to file a workers’ compensation claim for contracting COVID-19 in the workplace, you have to prove you were initially exposed to the virus while on the job. If that can be proven, you may be eligible for compensation.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus and the initial exposure was workplace-related, the attorneys Gaylord & Nantais can provide you with helpful advice on filing a coronavirus workers’ compensation claim. They have the answers you need and will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Co- owner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Key

Related Posts

3 Cases When Worker’s Comp Covers Injuries During a Commute

People face the risk of accidents on their daily commute to work, but injuries caused during such accidents are not typically covered under workers’ compensation laws. However, there are certain exceptions when a worker who is injured while commuting to work can successfully file for a compensation claim.

Workers’ Compensation Coverage: Are the Self Employed Eligible?

People who are self-employed may not benefit from certain types of insurance like an employee would. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, the cost of covering yourself with a Workers’ Compensation policy may be so high that it isn’t really worth the effort or the expense.

What Follows Next After a Worker’s Compensation Deposition Gets Over

Receiving a worker’s compensation may lead to litigation that requires you to give a deposition that explains your side of the story. A legal deposition is just one way for you to give your statement. Depositions can be used to help establish a case or they can be used in court proceedings if necessary.

Translate »

Need Help?

Get a Free Case Evaluation

Get your case evaluated from the most trusted attorney in Long Beach and Los Angeles