Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Just the Flu and Pandemics: How Workers’ Compensation Responds
Threats of specific kinds of flu and pandemics garner heavy media attention. When any disease strain threatens a large geographic area, it gets lots of press as the next pandemic. When these stories begin airing, the question is often asked, “Is ‘the pandemic du jour’ compensable under workers’ compensation?” This article discusses what is required for an illness to be compensable under workers’ compensation.
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