Coronavirus has affected all industries, but one of the most affected is the restaurant industry. Thousands of restaurant employees are without work due to the nationwide ban on inside service at restaurants, bars, and other public places. There have been many COVID-19 cases involving restaurant employees, prompting the question, what should you do if you get coronavirus as a restaurant worker?
If you test positive for COVID-19 as a restaurant employee, and can prove that it was caused by your employer’s negligence, you can file a workers compensation claim against your employer with help from an experienced workers compensation attorney.
Coronavirus and Workers Compensation
If you test positive for coronavirus, and you can prove that you were infected with the virus from contact with another employee or from working in a hazardous environment, you can sue your employer for worker’s compensation. It’s essential to speak with an attorney about your case before filing a worker’s compensation claim.
A worker’s compensation attorney can help you gather evidence, conduct an investigation, and negotiate a fair settlement for damages associated with your condition. If you have a valid workers compensation claim, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses caused as a result of your employer’s negligence.
Contact Our Coronavirus Worker’s Compensation Lawyers Now
If you or someone you love has tested positive for coronavirus as a restaurant worker, you need to remember that the early stages of a lawsuit are essential to the success of your case.
Burger Law’s worker’s compensation attorneys will investigate your case, determine how you became infected with the virus, and assess whether or not your employer or fellow coworkers took adequate precautions against the spread of COVID-19.
If your employer or coworkers were negligent in following COVID-19 prevention measures, and you became infected, you can sue for worker’s compensation. Contact Burger Law now at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222, or fill out our contact form to file a COVID-19 workers compensation claim.