It’s been a week since Governor Abbott announced the reopening of businesses in Texas, and the COVID-19 quarantine is gradually being lifted. State by state, industries are reopening and slowly recovering from the devastating effects of COVID-19. But what can we expect now that workers are returning to work amidst a pandemic?
The U.S. unemployment rate has jumped from 3.5% in February to 4.4% in March.
In the four weeks preceding April 11, 22 million new unemployment claims were filed
“In the case of active claims, many injured workers are experiencing delayed recovery due to the pandemic. Hospitals and clinics have halted non-essential surgeries and procedures to free up resources, conserve supplies for doctors treating COVID-19 patients and to prevent the spread of the virus. “
As always, Clinical Compensation Consultants is ready to handle any workers compensation claims that you may have, even those related to COVID-19.
Read more from NCCI on how COVID-19 has affected the workers compensation industry below: