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Claiming Coronavirus (COVID-19) as an Occupational Disease in Washington Labor and Industries

Coronavirus Infection COVID-19 – Can it be Claimed as an Occupational Disease?

March 2nd, 2020 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “Coronavirus Infection COVID-19 – Can it be Claimed as an Occupational Disease?”

Yes, coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease with the highest potential transmission rate among healthcare workers, first responders, school teachers, and others whose work brings them into contact with large numbers of sick individuals. Any worker may claim coronavirus as an occupational disease pursuant to RCW 51.08.140. It’s worth noting that firefighters, in particular, have a presumption of occupational disease pursuant to RCW 51.32.185.

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