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Social courts expect lawsuits due to "Long Covid"

Many long-term consequences of corona infections are now known. For the social courts in Germany, “Long Covid” could remain an ongoing topic.

Munich – The social courts in Bavaria are expecting a wave of corona lawsuits – also because of the possible late effects of an infection.

“Long Covid is a household name. One can assume that because of this, lawsuits will be filed with the social courts, ”said the president of the regional social court, Günther Kolbe, of the Munich“ Abendzeitung ”. “The same applies to pension insurance when it comes to the reduced earning capacity as a result of Long Covid. These matters will keep us busy. "

So far, many proceedings are pending in connection with Corona, Kolbe told the newspaper – "and more is expected there". In many cases, Corona is recognized as an occupational disease. Nationwide that would be 103,000 cases by August 2021. In addition, Corona was recognized as an occupational accident in 10,000 cases. “These cases will continue to concern us in the future, whether an insurance claim is recognized or not.” Dpa

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