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Lost Time Benefit

Workers' Compensation Lost Time Benefit

Workers' Compensation will begin paying compensation after the employee has been off work due to a work-related injury or illness for at least seven(7) consecutive calendar days.  If the employee is off work for more than fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days, compensation is also payable for the first seven (7) calendar days of the injury.  Workers Compensation only pays loss time benefits for full days off work, at the directing(in writing) of the treating physician.  The amount of pay from Workers Compensation is sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66  2/3%) of the employee's weekly pay.  An employee may use their sick and/or vacation leave to bring the total compensation from all sources ( EKU and Workers Compensation) up to the employee's full regular pay.

Workers Compensation does not pay for time off work for a doctors visit, physical therapy, or medical testing.

Please make sure all claims are reported in a timely manner.  Late or delayed reporting of a claim could jeopardize the compensability of the claim.

If the claim is denied by Workers Compensation, the employee, or their health insurance is responsible for any payments, including doctor bills, emergency room charges, prescriptions , etc.

If the employee will be off work for three (3) or more days, the employee is required to apply for Family and Medical Leave.  If the employee anticipates missing six (6) months or more of work, they may want to file a claim for Long-Term Disability benefits, please contact University Human Resources.

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