Washington, DC asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: I was injured at work. I was told they are taking my personal time off to “ pay “ me for the time I,m missing. correct?

I went to my follow up and now have to have a ct scan done on my knee. It looks like I will be out of work for 4 weeks.

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Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you are out less than 7 days, workers Compensation does not cover you. Once you exceed 7 days Workers Compensation does cover you. That may be why you were asked to take your personal time. Now that you are going to be out more than 21 days Workers Compensation should pay you from the date of the accident and reimburse you for the personal time you had to use.

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