Can I collect worker's compensation if I got scabies? 35 Answers as of July 01, 2013

can i collect workers comp if i contracted scabies at my work place, which is at a long term care facility, if not what can be done about my situation?

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Salladay Law Office | Lance Salladay
You may be able to recover for medical costs if it is determined that the scabies are a work related injury or illness.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 6/22/2012
James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
If you can SHOW (PROVE) that BECAUSE of your job . . . that you contacted scabies . . . then YES. Of course your employer won't like it and deny it . . . but you file anyway.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/15/2012
Mike Yeksavich | Mike Yeksavich
If the injury condition arises out of and in the course of employment it might well be a Worker's Compensation Case.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 6/15/2012
Conway Law Pllc.
Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
It is up to the Commission, but i think so provided you have been taken out of work by a Doctor.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 6/15/2012
Law Office of Ronald G. Draper | Ronald G. Draper
I don't know what scabies is, or how you contracted it. However, if it is a disease or medical condition acquired from work conditions or performance, you could file a claim.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 6/15/2012
    Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator
    Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator | Bernard Huff
    Contact the Indiana Worker's Compensation Commission for specific advice and assistance regarding your alleged work-related medical problem.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 6/15/2012
    Lennon Miller O'Connor and Bartosiewicz PLC | Christopher Morris
    Yes you can. I suspect the insurance company will review this claim as this is a condition which can be contracted outside the workplace; however, healthcare workers have collected benefits for contracting AIDS in the workplace, workers have collected benefits for sexual assault in the workplace, and there are numerous occupational diseases which qualify for benefits.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/15/2012
    Law Offices of Mark L. Smith
    Law Offices of Mark L. Smith | Mark L. Smith
    If the injury or condition was one which would arise out of the conditions of employment the answer is yes you may apply for workers compensation.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 6/15/2012
    Alvin Lundgren | Alvin Lundgren
    Only if the level of infection requires you to miss work.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 6/14/2012
    Law Offices of Jerome M. Applebaum | Jerome M. Applebaum
    Yes, you can collect and also receive medical treatment to resolve your illness issues.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/14/2012
    Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
    To win a case of worker's compensation, you have the burden of proving that you became ill or injured, AND that it arose out of the employment. The fact that you have a job and got scabies doesn't mean a thing. You have to prove that it was caused by your work. Like being pregnant, it is "all of none." If you can prove it through competent medical testimony, then you should win, but if you cannot, then you will lose.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP
    Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP | Kevin Habberfield
    Most likely. Fill out the forms with your employer. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Law Office of Marc June
    Law Office of Marc June | Marc June
    You have a work-related injury and are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Contact the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board for assistance in filing a claim.
    Answer Applies to: Alaska
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Douglas Johnson, PA | Douglas Johnson, Esq.
    There is some evidence that there are high rates of scabies in nursing home. However, if this is in fact the case I would postulate that others have contracted this disease. Go to your employer and advise that you would like to be referred to a WC doctor or clinic. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Law Office of Melvin Franke | Melvin Franke
    Oly if you have lost enough days, have disfigurement of the face, hands, arms ir have a permanent partial disability.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C.
    DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C. | Dean T Jennings
    Yes, it would appear that is work related, you will need to have your doctor say it is work related.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC | Stephen R. Chesley
    If your incident is in anyway job related and you missed time from work as a result you should make a worker's compensation claim. You should contact an attorney to discuss your matter further.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    The Grady B. Martin Law Office | Grady B. Martin
    You can file a claim. Your claim should be allowed if your doctor believes that you probably contracted it at work rather than at home. If your claim is allowed, you will be entitled to medical and other appropriate benefits. Scabies is easily treated. Good luck to you.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Lapin Law Offices
    Lapin Law Offices | Jeffrey Lapin
    Assuming you were working at the time, if you can prove that you were infected by scabies at the long term care facility you would be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Proof of this could include that you had been exposed to someone or something at the nursing home that was infected by scabies. While you would not necessarily need this to prove your case, it would also be helpful if you had evidence that no one you have contact with outside of the long term care facility was infected with scabies. This would eliminate an outside source as the cause of your scabies and help prove you contracted it at work.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo
    Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo | Mark Leonardo
    Any work place injury is supposed to be covered by workers compensation. Your employer should have a bulletin board with workers compensation information. Contact those that deal with it and if you are not satisfied, contact a workers compensation attorney. The consultation should be free.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    The Law Firm of Shawn M. Murray
    The Law Firm of Shawn M. Murray | Shawn M. Murray
    As long as you are able to prove that you contracted the scabies at your workplace you should have a viable claim for workers' compensation benefits.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Burnett Evans Banks
    Burnett Evans Banks | Paul Evans
    This could be a compensable illness if it was indeed contracted in the course and scope of your employment. If you gave sufficient, timely notice to your employer, the employer should send you for medical treatment that is paid for through workers compensation insurance. You might also be entitled to temporary pay benefits if you are completely unable to work for a period of time.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Gilbert & Bourke, LLP | Brian J. Bourke
    Yes, any injury or disease that you acquire as a direct result of your employment is covered.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    Some diseases are compensable. The law is changing in this area. See a comp lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    Did you get the illness from work?
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 7/1/2013
    Robinette Legal Group, PLLC
    Robinette Legal Group, PLLC | Jeffery Robinette
    According to Brickstreet Insurance, a Worker's Compensation Insurance provider, you possibly can be compensated for this condition contracted in the workplace. You will need to file a claim and have documentation from your medical provider. People have been compensated for this in the past with the appropriate supporting documentation.
    Answer Applies to: West Virginia
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers
    Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers | Andrew D. Myers
    You are going to need a narrative or medical note signed by a physician stating that you have incurred that condition in the course of your employment. Then the medical bills would be paid. It is difficult to imagine any wage replacement benefit as a result of this condition, truly. You would only have this if any disability from employment were clearly causally related to the injury in the course of employment. Unequivocally.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Lombardi Law Firm
    Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
    Yes, you should qualify for medical treatment and if the doctor takes you off of work you will receive weekly indemnity payments.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A.
    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A. | James P Kelaher
    That is a workers' compensation question, not necessarily a personal injury question. If your treating doctor is willing to state, within a reasonable degree of medical probability that you contracted the disease through your exposure at work, then I would think you probably could make a comp claim. You need to be contacting an experienced workers compensation lawyer and asking him (or her) that question. They usually don't charge for an initial consultation, and then you're getting an answer from a workers' compensation lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Rags Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray
    Rags Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray | Ronald D. Reemsnyder
    Yes. Injuries arising out of and in the course of employment are compensable under workers comp.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Law Offices of David W. Hibbert
    Law Offices of David W. Hibbert | David W. Hibbert
    I'd say yes, file the claim if you've been disabled or injured on the job. A dog bite on the job is compensible , you're "dogs" are just smaller. Although I've not seen a case like that before. There are provisions for medical benefits for any disabling injury occurring on the job. Seek local counsel in your state. Each state's laws may have differring provisions.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    Shaw Law Firm
    Shaw Law Firm | Steven L. Shaw
    Proving that is where it was contracted is your challenge. Witness statements and support by your medical providers is key. If you have that, then DLI should accept the claim.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/13/2012
    R. D. Kelly Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
    R. D. Kelly Law Firm, P.L.L.C. | Robert Kelly
    Worker's compensation is supposed to cover workplace injuries, so they probably will.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/13/2012
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