Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
Call Today To Get A Free Initial Consultation
Local Number 800-707-8672

Waiting periods for workers’ compensation

If you are injured in an accident that happens while you’re at work or performing your job even away from your actual place of employment, you may need to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Understanding how this might work is important for you, especially so that you know about any potential waiting period. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry provides information about how wait periods may apply to a case.

Disabilities that are expected to be short-term are referred to as temporary disabilities. These may then be segmented into partial or total disabilities based upon the extent of the injuries and what functions are impacted. In either case, there may be an initial period of three days during which workers’ compensation benefits are not available. The first day on which you become disabled counts as the first day of a waiting period. This happens even if you are paid for your work that day.

It is important to note that the waiting period is based upon calendar days which includes non-working days as well as working days. Benefits, however, are only paid for those days on which you would normally have worked. For example, if you are injured and become disabled on a Wednesday, your three-day wait period would run from Wednesday through Friday of that week. If approved for workers’ compensation, your benefits would begin on the following Monday if Saturday and Sunday are you normal days off.

If you want to learn more about how long you may need to wait to receive workers’ compensation, please feel free to visit the injured workers’ benefits page of our Minnesota website.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Get A Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.

Our Office Location
1277 Second Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Toll Free: 800-707-8672
Phone: 320-253-6386
Fax: 320-253-8828
Map & Directions

Additional Address
88 South Tenth St.
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Toll Free: 800-707-8672
Map & Directions

map map