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TomSlick's Journal
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April 24, 2020

A question for workers compensation lawyers.

I am a tort and insurance law guy - I don't know from beans about workers compensation, so bear with me.

If an employer knows that there are multiple Covid-19 hot spots in an industry, say meat processing. Despite this knowledge, the employer keeps the business open with employees working cheek-to-jowl with no effective protective equipment. When there is an outbreak in a given plant, are the infections compensable?

Getting back to my area, if the employees do not have a compensable injury - and therefore the exclusive remedy of workers compensation applies - there could be might fine tort cases.

April 16, 2020

An Irish sheep herder's response to the barber being shut.

I'm becoming desperate but am not quite there yet.


April 12, 2020

NIH looking for volunteers for Covid-19 antibody tests.

Following is a link to an NIH post asking for volunteers for a study of the prevalence of Covid-19 antibodies among people who have been asymptomatic. Since all the testing to date has been among symptomatic persons, this kind of testing is essential for knowing the prevalence of exposure. The e-mail link to volunteer is in the NIH post.

I know the concerns about giving the government a blood sample but if you can swallow your privacy concerns for the public good, please help. For all veterans who have served in the last several years, the government already has your DNA.


Yes, I have volunteered.

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I'm a lawyer primarily representing clients who are being sued. I am a retired Army Judge Advocate. Nothing I post here, including any comments about legal topics, should be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship.

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