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Injured Workers Test How Workers' Comp Handles COVID-19

Issues are occurring across the country

The first worker's compensation claims related to COVID-19 filed in Oklahoma include a college campus foodservice worker who died and a paramedic still undergoing treatment.

The cases are expected to test Oklahoma's system for compensating injured workers, and whether attorneys can prove that employers should be responsible if an employee contracts the novel coronavirus while on the job.

The foodservice worker, a shop steward working at a Tulsa college, first went to the hospital March 18 and died four days later. His wife filed a claim against the food service company that contracted with the school.

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