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The study shows that healthcare professionals submit most COVID-19 compensation claims



Healthcare professionals pose the greatest risk of developing COVID-19 infections and have, however, most likely applied for workers' compensation, according to the results of a study published on Tuesday.

The study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and conducted by the AF Group in Lansing, Michigan, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, revealed that 83.7% of the 21,336 COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims submitted and accepted by the AF Group between 1 January 2020 and 31 August 2020, from 11 states in the Midwest were from those working in health care.

In the health care employment category, work compensation claims from medical laboratories were also found to have a higher risk together with traditional hospitals, nursing homes and other related categories.

The states represented in the report included Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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