Have You Contracted COVID-19 At Work?
If you have contracted or have been sent home from work due to the common symptoms characteristic of COVID-19, CALL or TEXT the BATTILORO LAW GROUP IMMEDIATELY. Our knowledgeable staff will explain the steps that need to be taken to secure a valid COVID-19 Workers Comp Claim.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include dry cough, fever, and extreme tiredness. In more severe cases, difficulty breathing. The critical issue in any potential COVID-19 claim will be proof regarding the source of exposure.
HOW TO PREVAIL ON A COVID-19 CLAIM
In order to prevail on a COVID-19 claim, an employee would need to show that:
- you were exposed to COVID-19 in the course and scope of your employment;
- the exposure at work caused you to contract COVID-19; and
- your employment involved a peculiar risk of exposure to COVID-19 different from that which the public and employees in general face.
WHAT THE BATTILORO LAW GROUP HAS DONE TO PREPARE FOR OUR CLIENTS
By studying the past cases of contracted workplace diseases, we have created a roadmap charting the steps to strengthen your claim and ultimately determine the value of any potential lump-sum payouts. Under Workers’ Compensation Law § 2(7), New York has recognized that the contraction of an infectious disease can be an accidental injury, therefore a contracted infectious disease IS compensable (“‘Injury’ and ‘personal injury’ means ‘accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of employment and such disease or infliction as may naturally and unavoidably result therefrom.’”).
COVID-19 claims have to be carefully brought forward, and the team at The Battiloro Law Group are on the cutting edge when it comes to understanding the most recent and relevant case law to help you win your claim. We are quickly adapting to these uncertain times, creating a game plan for our clients to help them navigate these uncharted waters.
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Don’t hesitate to contact us during this uncertain time-the team at the Battiloro Law Group are working diligently to fight for your rights as a New Yorker during this unprecedented era of pandemic. The attorneys and staff are working remotely from our homes and all calls are being routed through our callcenter. we get these messages instantly, and will call you back immediately. This morning alone we have signed up a number of City and State Correctional Officer’s who have unfortunately contracted Covid-19, so rest assured we already have a system in place to make it as easy and efficient as possible to defend your claim.