Covid-19 may give the right to occupational injury compensation

Corona testingCorona testing.Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB scanpix

Covid-19 is now one of the diseases that can be approved as an occupational disease and give the right to compensation.

Writes Utdanningsnytt.

So far, the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority has only received a report of 15 Coronavirus infected people from the Register for work-related illness. It is mainly people in the health care system.

– “However, the overview is in no way adequate for the actual number of infected,” says Tone Eriksen, chief physician at the department for working environment and regulations in the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority.

“If it is likely that you became infected with the Coronavirus at your workplace, Covid-19 is considered an occupational disease,” she explains.

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