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Laws push workers' comp beyond occupational diseases
3/31/2021

Most states have shifted toward allowing workers' compensation coverage for infectious diseases and other common conditions, and proposals in some states would allow COVID-19 to be considered an occupational disease, which "is alarming for many reasons," writes Mark Walls of Safety National. "When workers' compensation becomes responsible for common conditions that impact millions of people every year, it is no longer meeting its designed purpose," Walls writes.

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