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Does Workers Compensation Pay For An Illness You Got At Work?

By gotdenied-administration-March 30, 2016

QUESTION: I got the flu from someone at work and now I can’t go in. I’m missing out on my regular pay, can I claim Worker’s Compensation?

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ANSWER: Worker’s Compensation is paid when the reason you can’t work is because of an injury that has been proved to have occurred on the job or because of your job. A cold or flu is not considered a work-related injury.