COVID-19: Still Very Much A Part of Our Daily Lives
Like it or not, COVID-19 is here to stay (at least for the foreseeable future), including when we’re at work. Today, many employers have adjusted to having employees back in the office. However, there was a time when many employers were not prepared for the prevention of COVID-19 transfer at work as they are today. Additionally, there may be a handful of businesses not following CDC guidelines or existing/upcoming federal mandates.
In April of 2020, our client was ordered to work by her employer. This, of course, was right when the COVID-19 pandemic was blowing up. While at the office, she was placed in a training session with multiple other employees. But unlike what may be in place at many businesses today, at that time there was no social distancing and many of the workers were not wearing masks. As a result of, she contracted COVID-19.
Unfortunately for our client, her body reacted poorly to the COVID-19 virus. Over a year later, she is still suffering symptoms and treating with a university level COVID clinic. Shockingly, her employer denied her claim and tried to say she did not contract COVID at work. Will Inman took her case* to a hearing and won! Our client got the justice she deserves and has now received over one year of back lost wages!
It’s wasn’t an easy case to prove, but if you, or any of your friends and family may have contracted COVID-19 in a similar fashion, and the employer is denying a claim – please reach out to us immediately and we will get to work immediately. Also, be assured that will fight to get you the justice you deserve.
Resources and Disclaimer:
For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website.
*The facts of this case apply only to workers’ compensation claims in Maryland.