Does an employer have to pay lost wages while the employee is getting treated for a workplace accident?

by admin on May 14, 2010

Employee got hurt and lost about 2 hours of work while at the doctors getting treated. Does the employer have to pay for that 2 hours of missed worktime?

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bgee2001ca May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Most employers would, however it depends on the labor code and rules where you reside.

hardwoodrods May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Workers Comp will take care of that when the claim is filed.

Flower Girl May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm


photoguy2 May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

He is not legally bound to pay the employee, but it would be a very good gesture to do it. I’m an employer and would pay any one of my employees if that was the situation.

Workman Comp will not pay for lost wages unless the employee is off because of the injury for 2 weeks or more and then it is retroactive back to the first day of the injury.

viewmydong May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

of course he got hurt during office hours. not only that u have to pay for his medical and hospital fees too! don’t think u can run away from that becos the government will chase after u for trying to dump him!

mtl May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm


janetrmi May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I got hurt at work and had to go to the doctors to be treated and have xrays taken. Worker’s comp paid for my medical bills. However, I was told I had to be out of work more than 30 days before they would pay my wages. I lost almost a whole day’s pay.

cyanne2ak May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

No. If the employee misses less than 3 days, the employer does not have to pay a dime.

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