If you get COVID-19 on the job—and believe it was your employer’s fault—you might be wondering if you can sue for compensation. Most of the time, you’ll be limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim rather than a personal injury lawsuit. But you might have other legal options in some circumstances.
As much of the nation returns to work in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many employees will find themselves at risk of contracting the virus in the workplace. Although responsible employers are providing PPE and instituting strict social distancing and disinfecting procedures, in many workplaces some amount of risk is inevitable.