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Time Off Work for Doctor Appointments

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Indiana law requires that employers pay compensation for wages lost because of a workplace injury. The employer must pay 2/3rds of the before-tax wage, subject to a statutory maximum.  Those wages are usually paid by the employer’s insurance carrier.  But when an injured employee is returned to work while still receiving treatment for the injury, the employee might have to miss work to attend medical appointments.  In these cases, the employer should pay the wages directly, rather than report them to the insurance carrier for payment, and the employer should pay the wages at 100%, just as if the employee had worked those hours.

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