Contracted COVID-19 On Duty

Have you contracted COVID-19 on duty as a first responder and are wondering if you have a claim? Watch this video and call our Florida Workers’ Comp Lawyers.

Question:

Do I have a first responder workers’ compensation claim if I contracted COVID-19 while on duty?

Answer:

Contracted COVID-19 On Duty COVID-19 has been a recent inquiry of many claims, due to the pandemic beginning in March of 2020. As a result of the pandemic, we’ve seen lots of COVID-19 claims, and those claims may be eligible for benefits— both state and federal benefits. In Florida, however, our chief financial officer has mandated that front line workers be eligible for benefits should they contract COVID-19.

How this works with our first responders is that if a first responder contracts COVID-19 or is diagnosed with COVID-19, they must still file a first report of injury and request benefits. They also must have a positive COVID-19 test in order to receive those benefits. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you’re a first responder, we invite you to contact our office so we can discuss those options.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have questions about if you contracted COVID-19 while on duty? Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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