COVID-19 Legal Update: Indiana

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Workers' Compensation Board


How does the state define an occupational disease?

I.C. 22-3-7-10 “occupational disease” is defined as a disease arising out of and in the course of employment. Ordinary diseases of life to which the general public is exposed outside of the employment shall not be compensable, except where such diseases follow as an incident of an occupational disease as defined in this section.


COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

Telephonic Hearings/ Electronic Signatures
     March 20, 2020

WCB Closed to Public until April 7 
     March 23, 2020

WCB Closed to Public until May 1 
     April 14, 2020

WCB Open By Appointment Only
     June 12, 2020


Court Closures & Modified Call

Website Notices


Is the administrative court system closed or open?



Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 3/25/20 until 5/4/20; phased re-opening 5/5/20.


Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19? 



Last Updated: 2/1/2021