National Post: COVID-19, the new ‘occupational disease’? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections

“Workers compensation boards across Canada have received thousands of claims from employees who say they contracted COVID-19 on the job, underscoring how the pandemic has become a new workplace hazard for many Canadians. The flood of unconventional requests is prompting calls to expand the legal definition of occupational disease, which typically includes work-related cancers, asbestosis and the like.”

Article: COVID-19, the new ‘occupational disease’? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections
Author: Tom Blackwell
Date:  June 8, 2020