Often the problem that drives clients to call me relates to lost wage checks. Specifically, you may have been hurt a week or two ago, you are getting letters and State Board forms in the mail, but no lost wage check. What exactly are the rules regarding when you are supposed to get that first check?
The insurance company has 21 days after the date of your first missed day from work to issue your first lost wage check. You do not count your last day of work in this calculation.
- you will not receive payment for the first 7 days of missed work unless you miss 21 consecutive days
- once you miss 21 consecutive days, the insurance company must pay you for the first 7 days of missed work
- if you do not miss 21 consecutive days, you should receive 2 weeks' worth of benefits by day 21 after your first day of missed work
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