Does Workers Comp reimburse for time missed due to doctor and physical therapy appointments?

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Does Workers Comp reimburse for time missed due to doctor and physical therapy appointments?

I fractured my ankle back in August at work and
through Workers Comp, Ive had many Dr. and
physical therapy appointments. But because I dont
get off until 4, most of my appointments have had to
be scheduled during work hours causing me to leave
work early and miss between 1-3 hours every day
that Ive had an appointment which adds up to
around 3-5 hours off my paycheck every week for
about 17 weeks now. What Im wondering is will I
ever be compensated for all the time that Ive missed
for the past 4-5 months?

Asked on December 7, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, worker's compensation does not compensate you for missed time. Worker's compensation provides compensation for the injury you suffered at work, but not for lost wages: the worker's compensation is the same whether you can schedule doctor's appointments after work or only during work.


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