Q: Reciving part work comp.then Hospitalized 4 covid,now on short term disability.Does workers comp owe me up to weekly avg
On partial workers comp. I am working 40 to 45hrs
My normal is 55+ therefore I receive a partial workers comp check every week. 2/3 of amount below my average weekly rate.
I contracted covid and was hospitalized for 2 weeks and am now on short term disability (paid for by my employer) until I am medically cleared to return to work.
My short term is 50% of base rate. Is my workers comp obligated to pay the rest up to my average weekly rate ?
Or should I not receive it because I am unable to work for a different reason?
A: Since you are out for a reason other than the work injury, you would not be entitled to payment of the full rate. However, assuming your restrictions and the availability of work has not changed, you should be entitled to continuation of the partial wage loss benefit that you were receiving.
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