Will I be paid if I cannot return to work?

If your work-related disability is 7 calendar days or less, your worker’s compensation benefit is limited to the payment of reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work related injury or illness. No wage loss payment will be made.  You may use sick or annual leave credits to cover these days in accordance with departmental policy or your collective bargaining agreement.

If your work-related injury or illness lasts more than 7 calendar days, but less than 14, your worker’s compensation benefit includes reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to the injury or illness and wage-loss benefits beginning on the 8th day of disability.

If your work-related disability is 14 calendar days or longer, your worker’s compensation benefit includes reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to the injury or illness and wage loss benefits from the first day of disability.

Leave credits may be used during the waiting periods while the disposition of your claim is being determined.  Your first worker’s compensation check will be sent to the State of Michigan in order to credit up to two-thirds of the leave credits used prior to your first worker’s compensation check.  The State of Michigan will send you the balance.  Future checks will be mailed directly to you from Sedgwick, the State of Michigan’s Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrator.