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Local lawmaker looks into worker's comp claim regulations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Three Connecticut essential workers testified during a virtual hearing yesterday of the legislature’s Labor and Insurance committees about worker's compensation and COVID-19.  Labor committee co-chair Danbury Senator Julie Kushner says lawmakers should look holistically at the situation and opt for a solution that will help these workers who are in dire need as soon as possible.  According to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission, only 29 of the 739 employees who have filed have won hearing requests.  The rest were denied and not appealed.  Governor Ned Lamont believes the current workers’ compensation process is sufficient to determine if there's a presumption of a COVID-19 diagnosis being work-related.  But Lamont says the state should be generous with its consideration.

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