Your employer has 21 days from the date they are notified of the work related incident to accept or deny your claim. If your claim is accepted, a Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP) should be issued. It is important that you get a copy of the NCP and check the accuracy of the information put on this form.
You have the right to receive reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work injury or occupational illness, and your employer must pay for the treatment. Your employer may, under certain circumstances, be able to contact your medical care for 90 days.
If your employer does not meet certain requirements, you may have the right to seek medical treatment for your work injury or occupational illness from any health care provider of your choice during the first 90 days. After the first 90 days you have the right to receive treatment from any physician or other health care provider of your choice.
If you are unable to return to work because of your injury, you may have the right to Workers’ Compensation Wage Payments. Workers’ Compensation Wage Payments normally pay two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage. The employer should issue a statement of wages form which explains your average weekly wage calculation. You must review this form carefully for accuracy. Any under reporting of wages could dramatically affect the amount you receive.