Bel Air, MD asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: Section 9-620 - Waiting period for compensation. Is it legal for a company to pay an employee for the first 3 days?

If absent from an injury for less than 14 days, WC will not pay for the first 3 days.

Is it legal or illegal for a company to pay for that first 3 days as a benefit?

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Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You are correct that the workers' compensation carrier does not pay for the first three days of work unless you miss at least two weeks of work. However, you can use your sick leave or the employer can voluntarily pay you for these days. It is not illegal for them to do so.

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