If the injured employee has not been taken off work by the authorized treating physician, there is no legal requirement for an employer to pay for time spent attending a doctor’s appointment during work hours. However, some employers have policies that pay for this time. Check your company’s policy manual or human resources department.
Articles in this section
- Glossary of Common Workers’ Compensation Acronyms and Terms
- Who may I contact with additional questions?
- What should I do if I am injured at work?
- What is an injured employee entitled to?
- Will I have to use my own sick time to cover my time off work?
- What if the employee disagrees with the authorized treating physician’s opinion or treatment plans?
- What can I do if my employer will not allow me to go to the doctor?
- When should I to report my injury?
- Is an injured employee paid for the time spent attending doctor's appointments during work hours?
- Can I be fired for reporting a Workers' Compensation claim?