Is Exposure To Infectious Disease Covered By Workers Compensation?
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Five employees in the “Happiest Place on Earth” were recently diagnosed with measles, an infectious disease considered eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to widespread vaccination. How specifically Disneyland became the “ground zero” for the outbreak is up for debate, but the most likely theory is unvaccinated foreign visitors.

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Is exposure to infectious disease covered by workers compensation

Is Exposure To Infectious Disease Covered By Workers Compensation?

Five employees in the “Happiest Place on Earth” were recently diagnosed with measles, an

infectious disease considered eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to widespread

vaccination. How specifically Disneyland became the “ground zero” for the outbreak is up for

debate, but the most likely theory is unvaccinated foreign visitors.

Fortunately for those workers, their treatment will be covered by workers compensation in

California as it would be covered by workers compensation in Colorado.


Is exposure to infectious disease covered by workers compensation

Colorado Workers’ Compensation covers all injuries, diseases, or

conditions that are caused, aggravated or accelerated by on-the-

job activities. While most injured Colorado workers think of slips

and falls, back strains caused by lifting, and other accidents –the

law also covers less obvious conditions.

Occupational conditions are injuries that can’t necessarily be

traced to a specific time or event, but rather come about

gradually over time. Carpal Tunnel, Low back degenerative joint

disc disease, and tendinitis are a few conditions that we, as

Colorado work injury lawyers see on a weekly basis.


Is exposure to infectious disease covered by workers compensation

Is Exposure To Infectious Disease Covered By Workers

Compensation?


Is exposure to infectious disease covered by workers compensation

Things Colorado Injured Workers Do (Without Knowing It) To

Cause Insurance Companies To Deny Their Claims

Exposure to infectious diseases are rarer, depending upon the occupation, but in

some cases the Colorado law protecting injured workers actually presumes that

workers in high risk occupations –like healthcare provider, or first responder –

who contract infectious diseases like hepatitis did so in the course of their

employment.

Proving you were exposed to the infectious disease at work –and not off the job, is

the big challenge. Our experienced Denver workers compensation attorneys can

help you decide if your case is a good claim to make.


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