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How Long Does It Take to Receive Workman’s Comp Pay?


The good news about Workman’s Comp Pay is that you will not have to wait for all of them; some will be provided immediately. Regardless of how long it takes for workers’ compensation payments to begin, most states require employers to pay your medical expenditures before your claim is approved or refused.

The claims manager for the employer’s insurance provider will assess eligibility. Your eligibility for compensation relies on the extent of your injuries and your capacity to work.

Medical Benefits Will Begin Immediately

As soon as you submit a workers’ compensation claim, your employer, your insurance carrier, or the state (if the state is the insurer) will pay for any medical expenses related to your workers’ compensation accident.

Before you may begin collecting benefits for a work-related injury, your claim doesn’t need to be refused or approved.

Workers’ Comp Claims & Medical Benefits Explained

It would help if you remember that filing a worker compensation claim is not a prerequisite to obtaining medical care; doing so might delay your reimbursement. If you think you were wounded at work, you need to get treatment as soon as possible from your employer, and you also need to schedule a consultation with a medical professional. Your physician will be able to diagnose your injury and keep a record of any injuries sustained on the job once they have access to this information.

If you receive medical bills for a work-related impairment but have not yet filed for workers’ compensation benefits, you must start by filling out an injury report. If you have not yet filed for workers’ compensation benefits, you are required to do so to receive benefits. The next step will be for your employer to make a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf after receiving this information from you and submitting it to them.

When you go to the doctor’s office for your visit, you should let your doctor know that you have already applied for workers’ compensation insurance or that you will apply for it soon. Your doctor will be able to submit a bill for the medical injury you sustained at work to either your employer or your insurance company once they have this information.

In most states, employers are obligated to pay for their employees’ medical benefits, regardless of whether or not the worker’s compensation claim submitted by the employee was approved. Even if your application is turned down at some point in the future, you won’t be responsible for paying for those medical expenditures if this scenario plays out.

When do My Non-Medical Workers’ Compensation Benefits Begin?

Your Workman’s Comp Pay should start as soon as your claim is approved if they haven’t already. The date of the injury marks the beginning of a waiting period of 21 days, during which insurance companies are required to evaluate claims. If you apply for disability benefits and are approved, the first payment of your benefits should be provided immediately.

Certain insurance companies move at a snail’s pace, so if you are wondering where your check is, your lawyer may take steps to speed up the process.

When you are fully unable to work, residents of California are eligible for Temporary Total Disability payments, which cover their salary loss. When an employee has an accident on the job and, as a result, experiences a reduction in their income, they may be eligible for partial disability payments.

A notification that your claim has been accepted or a rejection that your claim has been rejected will be sent to you before a check for your benefits is issued. Regardless of whether or not your claim is validated, you should try to speak with a legal professional. If it is rejected, they will submit a petition on your behalf and have the ability to ask for an appeal. You will have to wait until your appeal is approved before you can start receiving rewards.

Even if your claim is accepted, you won’t start receiving workers’ compensation payments until your injury is evaluated and authorized. This is true even if your claim is accepted.


It can take a long time to receive Workman’s Comp pay due to the many different factors involved. Some of these include the severity of the injury, the number of missed workdays, the state in which you live, and whether or not your employer contested your claim. If you have been injured at work and are not receiving the compensation you deserve, please visit and contact us ((562) 561-2669 ) at Gaylord and Nantais Attorneys At Law


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Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Partner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

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