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May 7, 2020 | Gary Burger

What Do I Do If I Get Coronavirus As a Public Service Worker?

The COVID-19 is unprecedented and has affected the lives of many public service workers. Police officers, government workers, and other public service employees are on the frontlines of the pandemic, helping make sure that citizens are safe. But, what does this mean for them? What should you do if you get coronavirus as a public service worker?

Burger Law is proud of the work they do to protect those put in harm's way because of an employer or a negligent corporation. Our COVID-19 workers compensation lawyers promise to defend your case with the utmost care and will do everything in our power to recover the maximum settlement for your damages. Contact Burger Law at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 now for a free case review.

How Do I Prove That I Got Coronavirus at Work?

While there is still much to discover about the coronavirus, one thing that is known is that the virus spreads quickest via touch and close contact with carriers. The CDC has mandated that employers need to implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Precautionary measures include providing gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies, and isolating any employees that display symptoms. However, some public service employers are negligent and have not followed federal COVID-19 guidelines, resulting in sick employees.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, and think that you were infected on the job, you need to document your work environment and injuries immediately. Collect a copy of your test results, take photos of hazards in your workplace, and consult a coronavirus workers compensation attorney about filing a claim.

How Can I File a Coronavirus Workers Compensation Claim?

Workers compensation laws can be challenging to figure out on your own, but with evidence of the accident and help from an experienced worker compensation attorney, you can rest assured that the best results will be produced for your case. After being diagnosed with coronavirus, you can file a worker's compensation lawsuit with your attorney with proof of your employer's negligence. Then, your attorney can negotiate damages for your claim.

If you were infected with coronavirus as a public service worker, and need help determining if you have a COVID-19 workers compensation claim, Burger Law is here to help. Our attorneys have recovered many settlements for victims injured on the job and are prepared to fight for the maximum amount of damages for your worker's compensation claim. For more information on what to do if you get coronavirus as a public service worker, or to learn more about the worker's compensation process, call Burger Law at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 for a free case review.