When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?

If you are incapacitated for at least three consecutive days from earning full wages and incapable of gainful employment at comparable wages, compensation benefits may begin on the fourth day from the date of injury. Benefits apply if the employee is physically unable to earn any wages in any employment. The weekly compensation rate for total incapacity is equal to 75% of your spendable base wage. Supplemental earnings and bonuses are considered in determining your benefit rate.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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