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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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For over 2 years now, the Division has been collecting information from Carriers on COVID-19 claims.  The Research and Evaluation Group recently published their findings from the collection of that data.  A complete analysis of the information can be found at:

Some of the key findings of the study were: 

  • As of 8/7/22, there were more than 90,000 COVID-19 claims and 459 fatalities and more than half of those involved first responders and correctional officers.  

  • More than 2/3 of all claims involved injured employees who tested positive or were diagnosed with COVID-19. 

  • Carriers denied less than half of the claims with positive tests.  

  • Slightly more than 1/3 of all COVID-19 claims had medical or indemnity benefit payments associated with them, and most involved indemnity benefits rather than medical benefits.  

  • About one out of four claims that received professional or hospital services received those services beyond one month post-injury.  

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