After being injured on the job many questions arise. One of those questions is: “what happens to the hours or days I had to miss immediately following my injury?”

Following an injury if you leave work during the day because of an injury, the entire day is counted as a compensable day. Once your injury is reported it is likely you will immediately leave to be seen by whomever the company directs. If the treating physician does not suggest or opine that your injury will require you to take time off from work, you are expected to return to work. However, if the treating physician writes you out of work because of your injury you are not required to work, but need to ensure that the treating physician provide documentation of the required time off.