Yes. It is a common misconception among employers that you are not entitled to be paid for time taken off for medical visits related to your injury on the job in the first seven days after your injury. According to Indiana Code Title 22-3-3-4, your employer is required to reimburse you if any medical visits result in time lost at work. Your reimbursement is based on the calculated average of your daily earnings over a fixed period of time. As long as you attend the physician authorized by your employer, you are legally required to be paid for the time lost at work due to your medical appointments.
- Am I entitled to temporary partial disability benefits?
- Should I get paid for time off work for medical visits while on light duty?
- Should I get paid for time off work for medical visits during the first seven days after my injury?
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- Updated Guidelines Regarding Nurse Case Managers – Published By The Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board