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Fort Lauderdale Partner Addresses Hidden Employer Concerns in Remote WFH Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has moved many workforces out of their city and suburban offices to self-designated remote locations. With many businesses committed to work-from-home (WFH) arrangements, at least in the short term, and while their employees become more familiar with their “new normal” routine, both groups are discovering at least a few added benefits of their work environment… as well as some new disadvantages.

With an increasing number of employers considering a more permanent switch, Fort Lauderdale partner David S. Gold outlines some of hidden dangers to both the employee and employer in his most recent post, “Remote Workers’ COVID-19 Claims: Exposing the Real Dangers to Employers.

In his Litchfield Alert, David summarizes whether remote employees seeking benefits for a WFH accident could be successful in their claim filings pursuant to the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. He addresses the “unseen danger” of COVID-19 displacements who now are working in their at-home offices, and how the dramatic increase of remote employment will affect future workers’ compensation claims. David also discusses the unique challenges when investigating remote accidents and what employers should consider when handling a claim that alleged to have occurred outside of a monitored and controlled workspace. To read David’s complete alert, please click here.

David concentrates his practice exclusively on workers’ compensation defense and subrogation. For more than 25 years, he has defended employers, insurance carries, self-insured corporations, third-party administrators and claims servicing agencies throughout the state of Florida. To learn more about David’s practice, please view his web page.