As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from injuries incurred while working remotely, says Joshua Goldberg, a Toronto-based personal injury lawyer.
The most common long-haul coronavirus symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog and muscle and joint pain. As these symptoms linger, employees will have difficulty working regular shifts, especially if they have to commute to and from work. “A lot of people believe they’re still recovering from the initial onset of the coronavirus and aren’t even aware they have long-term disabilities,” says Goldberg. “But in 2023, they’ll start dropping like flies.”
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