You will be eligible for lost time benefits if you miss more than 7 days of work. However, the first 7 days are not paid unless you lose 14 consecutive days. This period of time must be document. Return to work slips from hospital ER’s usually cover a day or two. When you see a private physician for continued treatment he needs to complete a BWC form called a MEDCO-14. You will also need to complete a form C-84. If the claim is allowed, and the BWC has these two forms along with wage information, Temporary Total Disability can be started quickly.
Obtaining lost wages can be very confusing. If you have any questions, Martin S. Horwitz, Attorney at Law can explain this benefit in more detail with a free phone consultation.