Work Related Covid19 Exposure
On January 20, 2020, the first recorded case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States was reported in Washington State. In the ensuing months, every aspect of our lives have been affected by the virus. Texas is not immune to the pandemic. On March, 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster proclamation that Novel Coronavirus poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of Texas. Governor Abbott renewed the disaster declaration on October 7, 2020 due to the ongoing effects of the virus on the residents of Texas.
Even with the pandemic continuing to be out of control, millions of people are still required to report to work and face the prospect of contracting the virus due to exposure in the workplace. Unfortunately, many Texas employees have died as a result of workplace exposure. The Texas Workers’ Compensation Act can provide income and medical benefits for those who contract the virus through their employment if the claim is deemed compensable. The Texas Labor Code can also provide death benefits and burial benefits for certain beneficiaries designated in the Texas Labor Code.
To determine if you or a loved one qualifies for benefits under the Texas Labor Code, please contact the Sprain Law Firm, P.C. to inquire about your rights. Se Habla Español.