If Pennsylvania employees become infected, become exposed without being infected, lose their jobs due to mandatory shutdowns, stay-at-home orders or economic contraction or develop psychological consequences from either situation, Pennsylvania employers could face wage-loss claims, medical claims, testing claims or claims for psychiatric services or disability under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
The question is, are any or all of these claims actually compensable under the act? As the time has gone by in the world of COVID-19, more information has been gathered on this topic.
New procedures are now in place and practical issues will be discussed.
Director Joseph DeRita, Judge Robert Goduto and Judge John McTiernan will speak on the changes at the Workers' Compensation office and Stephen Potako, Esq. and Matt Wilson, Esq. discuss cases and issues that have arisen since the beginning of this pandemic.
Recorded on May 05, 2020.