Friday, April 07, 2006

Flu Carriers on Airline Carriers

Joe Paduda links to an article suggesting that business travelers are a key factor in the spread of the flu virus. He then asks whether business travelers who return home with the flu should be considered to have suffered an occupational illness compensable under workers' compensation.

Such a scenario is not compensable under the laws of most, if not all, states, and one suspects that Mr. Paduda is just trying to yank some chains. That being said, those insurance executives who just had coronaries after reading this probably did suffer a compensable injury -- though the compensability of heart attacks is a controversial issue in workers' compensation.

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