Produced by the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, in partnership with the WorkersCompensation.com Center for Education Excellence.
As we continue to gather evidence on the long-term effects, if any, of COVID-19 claims, there is increasing concern that the psychiatric elements of COVID-19 may present the greatest exposure for employers and insurers. Without question, the collective anxiety of the nation is at a level not seen since World War II. Unsurprisingly then, whether psychiatric impairments stem from actual COVID-19 diagnoses, or merely “fear of” claims, we can expect psychological issues to manifest in a significant percentage of claims. Join our panel for a discussion of compensability of COVID-19 psychiatric claims, potential exposure for them, and best practices in defending against these claims.