If you’ve been seriously injured in a workplace accident, the last thing you want to be concerned about is how you’re going to pay your bills.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover a portion of your lost wages (among other things) in the event a workplace accident has rendered you unable to perform your regular work duties. But what does workers’ comp pay? And is it enough to pay your bills?
If you are unable to work for 21 days or less, you won’t get paid for the first seven days of lost wages. You should receive your first check within 21 days of reporting your injury, assuming that you have been placed on either a “no work” or “light duty” work status and are losing wages.
If you are on a “no work” status, these payments are paid at your compensation rate (CR); If you are on light duty restrictions and are losing wages, your payments are calculated by a formula determined by your Average Weekly Wage (AWW). Read more