Question: I sliced my arm at work. The workers compensation company paid my medical bills. I missed 2 days at the time of the injury and I have missed 3 more days since the injury due to pain in my arm for a total of 5 days. My arm feels pretty good right now and the doctor has released me as I have fully recovered. Can I collect workers comp for the 5 days that I missed? G.R. Northeast, Pa.
Answer: The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act states that if disability from a work-related lasts for less than 7 days, no wage loss benefits are payable. If disability lasts for more than 7 dyas but less than 14 days, wage loss compensation is paid for each day of disability extending from day 8 to day 13. If disability lasts for 14 or more days, wage loss benefits are payable retroactive to the first day of disability.
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