If you contract Covid-19 at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation.

To be successful in making a workers compensation claim for contracting Covid-19, there needs to be a clear link between your workplace and the infection. If your employment puts you at a greater risk of contracting Covid-19, it might be easier to demonstrate the connection to work. For example, if work requires you to travel to an area with a known outbreak, or you need to interact with people who have contracted the virus.

If you are lodging a claim, you must provide details of the connection between exposure and work.  Information about how to lodge a claim can be found here.

Staying healthy at work is even more important during these extraordinary times.  If you have any questions about your entitlement to make a workers compensation claim, contact the Grainger Legal team here.

(Please note that the information contained in this post is general in nature and is not intended to apply to any specific situations.  If you would like legal advice regarding your personal circumstances, please contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation appointment).

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