After you give notice to your employer of your injury, the insurance company must either pay you within 21 days of the date you give notice or send you a Notice of Denial.
You must be off of work more than 7 days to receive weekly benefits (although medical benefits are payable from the first day of injury). If you are off of work more than 7 days, the insurance company must begin paying benefits from that day forward. If you are off work more than 13 days, the insurance company must go back and pay you for the first 7 days as well.
The insurance company has the option to pay you “temporary compensation” for up to 90 days while they investigate your claim. If the insurance company tells you that they are stopping your temporary compensation checks, you should immediately consult with a worker compensation attorney to see if you could be entitled to a larger workers compensation settlement.
Read more about workers’ compensation.