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Healthcare Workers Diagnosed with COVID-19 & Workers’ Comp Laws

An unprecedented health crisis has gripped our Commonwealth, putting an untold strain on our healthcare infrastructure and demanding more of our doctors, nurses, and technicians than ever before. However, with pride and gratitude, we witnessed our healthcare workers rise to the challenge with grace and grit.

Every day, our doctors, nurses, and medical technicians risk their well-being (and lives) to treat patients with COVID-19, courageously serving the public in the face of mask shortages and crowded hospitals. In some cases, healthcare professionals contracted COVID-19 themselves, paying a steep price for their heroism.

Our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys want to make sure our healthcare workers are taken care of in the event that they’re infected. So, here’s a reminder to all healthcare workers:

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law states that people who fall ill as a direct result of their employment are entitled to medical benefits and lost wages. If you’re employed at a hospital or other medical facility treating COVID-19 patients, and you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company should provide you with the benefits you need to recover.

Fighting for Injured Workers Since 1922

Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC has been a part of Pennsylvania life for nearly a century. We’ve won tens of millions for our clients, helping them get the medical care and lost earnings they needed to survive. Our history includes hundreds of cases where employees were denied the workers’ compensation benefits they were entitled to.

If your insurer does not provide the benefits you need, don’t hesitate to call our firm to learn your options. We’ll be happy to listen to your story and come up with a plan of action to get the benefits you need. As advocates for the injured, we’d be proud to fight for the healthcare workers who are keeping us all safe.

Call (888) 498-3023 or use our short online form to speak with our workers’ compensation attorneys. Despite court closures, our firm is still 100% active and advocating on behalf of our clients.

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