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Can I File a Workers Comp Claim If I Get Coronavirus at Work?

In short, a very qualified maybe. Per the BWC’s Covid-19 policy faq, that if you work in a job that poses a special hazard or risk and contract covid-19 from work exposure, the BWC could allow your claim. Notice the qualified word “COULD” not “should” or “will.”

The challenge for you the worker who contracted the coranavirus is proving that you in fact contracted the virus at work rather than at home, or picking up food from a carryout or buying precious toilet paper at the grocery store or filling up your gas tank at BP.

The other question is does your job pose a special hazard or risk? I think you could make a strong argument that if you are considered an essential worker your job currently poses a special hazard or risk.