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Workers’ compensation is a state-run insurance program that provides benefits for people who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. It is operated by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (lni.wa.gov).

In most cases, exposure to or contraction of COVID-19 is not considered to be an allowable, work-related condition.

However, under certain circumstances, claims from health care providers and first responders involving COVID-19 may be allowed. For a COVID-19 claim, you must show:

  • There is an increased risk due to your occupation

     

  • If not for your job, you would not have been exposed

     

  • You can identify a specific source or event in your job that led to your exposure (for instance, you treated a patient with the virus)

 

COVID-19 information about workers’ comp can be found here.

 

You can apply online 24/7 at FileFast

You can apply by phone at 877-561-3453

You can apply at your doctor’s office: Accident Report



Contact the Council
Main phone:
206-477-1000
TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024
Email:
council@kingcounty.gov