Q: HOW LONG MUST A CLAIMANT BE WRITTEN OUT TO RECEIVE A WEEKLY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHECK?
A: A claimant must be out of work for more than 7 days before becoming eligible for a worker’s compensation check.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES A CLAIMANT RECEIVE WHILE OUT OF WORK DUE TO A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?
A: 66% of your gross wages on a weekly basis. The wages are computed against the 4 completed quarters before your injury. If you are new to the job or do not have four (4) completed quarters different methods of calculation can be used to give you the best result of wages. If you have a 2nd job, you should notify your attorney of this to gain the benefit of both jobs in your wage calculation. Even with two jobs, you cannot exceed payment of the state’s maximum wage for the year of your injury.
Q: CAN I COLLECT A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHECK IF I REMAIN HOME ON DAYS I DO NOT FEEL WELL?
A: No, a physician must write you out of work to become eligible for a workers’ compensation check.