Does worker’s comp cover MRSA?

I work as a lifeguard, part of my job
duties are to clean locker rooms and
bathrooms. I recently caught MRSA and
my doctor stated it was work related.
My own insurance won’t cover me Because
they say it’s work related but my
manager claims I can’t prove I
contracted it from work and says I
don’t have a claim.

Asked on June 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You should obtain the medical report from your doctor stating that contracting MRSA was work-related.  That medical report should resolve the issue and refute your manager's claims that you can't prove MRSA was work-related.
Since those above the manager have allowed you to file a workers' compensation claim, you should proceed with the claim and bypass the manager.


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