Injured on 3/2/12 on the job. Reported it immidately and coworker witnessed. Had to have surgery 3/23/12 to repair Left Dystal Bicep tear (full). Doctor wants me off 6-8 weeks due to nature of job (Maintenance). Company worker's comp insurer is stating that in order for me to receive lost wages I must remain off a minimum of 14 days and will only receive 60% of my pay. I make (before taxes) 586.00 per week. Have seen different information on the Dept of Labor website. Are they lying to me about my possible benefit amount?
4 Answers from Attorneys
How much you get from work comp is calculated by a formula. Ask the insurance representative to see your "Statement of Wages", the standardized form they use to figure out how much you should get (generally, 2/3 of your gross weekly pay). Feel free to call if you have any questions.
Richard Senker 1 866 AUTOCRASH (toll free)
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After 7 days missed wage loss at 2/3 becomes payable. After 14 days missed the first week must be paid for also. I handle a lot of work comp cases. Call for a free consultation. Domenic Bellisario (800) 433-9700 or (412) 471-6463.
Call me to discuss your options. The information you have been given from the insurance company is not correct.