Coronavirus is something that everyone is concerned about, but it’s even more concerning for frontline workers who have to go into work every day facing the risk of contracting the disease. Prior to a recent bill, these workers did not have a clear opportunity to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for experiencing lost wages due to COVID-19.
Last month, Minnesota legislators passed a law that allows all frontline workers including healthcare workers, medical responders, police officers, and firefighters, who contract COVID-19 got it on the job eligibility for workers’ comp benefits.
Coronavirus is not the only risk that healthcare workers face. It’s important to understand that there are a number of potential work hazards for nurses that can lead to serious ailments. Our infographic below breaks down some of the most common injuries sustained by nurses on the job.
If you are injured at work or contract COVID-19 as a medical worker, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm to learn about your rights.
Contact Midwest Disability at (763) 325-1995 for help pursuing workers’ compensation disability benefits.