What Nonsubscriber Healthcare Providers Need to Know About the Litigation Risk Posed by Workplace Exposure to COVID-19
In a bylined article published by Medical Journal Houston, Joe Gagnon talks about the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic represents an additional type of occupational exposure claim for employers to confront. He also notes that healthcare facilities – and in particular those that provide treatment to COVID-19 patients – are workplaces that run a higher risk for such claims.
Joe’s article explains that many healthcare providers in Texas are “nonsubscribers,” which means they have decided to forego the traditional workers’ compensation system in favor of implementing self-funded or third-party insured occupational injury benefit plans for covered workplace injuries sustained by an employee. His piece lays out what these “nonsubscriber” healthcare employers need to know about the litigation risks posed by workplace exposure to COVID-19.
To read the article, visit Medical Journal Houston.