Where an injury has resulted in less than 7 days of lost time from work, no lost wage benefits is payable. This is because there is a 7-day waiting period mandated by Section 11 of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law.
However, if the injury results in a disability lasting 15 days or more, than the insurance carrier is liable to go back to day one and pay the entire period of disability.
Injuries to volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers do not include the 7-day waiting period.
If you have questions about your Workers’ Compensation benefits or need help navigating the complex system in our State, please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.