gave me until this Wednesday off and report to light duty. Will i recieve any compensation for the time off?
In order for me to understand this. I have to be out of work for 7 days in order to collect WC. So in my situation where this Doctor i seen yesterday tells me to report back to work on a light duty basis, i won't be eligable for compensation for the 2 days that i was out? When i report back tomorrow will i get my regular rate of pay?
Personal Injury Lawyer
Not until you have missed 7 consecutive days then you could get workers comp. Some employers, not many, pay when you miss but doubtful. If I had to guess you were diagnosed with back strain. Doctor said take a few days then can reevaluate. Maybe some physical therapy. That's typically the standard in a back case regardless of what is truly wrong. Are you scheduled with an orthopedist?
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General Practice Lawyer
It depends on how long you are away from the workplace. Your work-related injury questions are best directed to an attorney that works in the field of WC injuries.
Good luck to you!
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Personal Injury Lawyer
You need to go and get treated by your own doctor, not the company doctor. Make sure you tell the office that this is a worker’s comp. claim right away. Looking at things in a different light your doctor may keep you off work longer, so do not wait to see him/her.
DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being provided for informational purposes only because the laws of your jurisdiction may differ. This answer based on general legal principles and is not intended for the purpose of providing specific legal advice or opinions. Under no circumstances does this answer constitute the establishment of an attorney-client relationship.