When is the insurance company required to pay me for being out of work?
The issue of lost wages is very tricky in workers’ compensation. You may be entitled to lost wages under a number of scenarios including but not limited to: the workers’ compensation doctor has you on a ‘no work’ status; the workers’ compensation doctor has given you restrictions and the employer can’t or won’t accommodate them; the workers’ compensation doctor has given you restrictions and you are unable to find a subsequent job within those restrictions. Insurance companies deny lost wages very often. There are several legal defenses they rely on to deny lost wages. You need experienced and aggressive legal counsel to pursue your rights.