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  1. #1
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    Question Time Off for Surgery and Recovery

    I was injured at work roughly two weeks ago. I have just found out that I will have to have surgery to repair damage. Does anyone know if I will have to use my own sick leave for the week or so that I will have to be out of work?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Time Off for Surgery and Recovery

    TTD is not paid for the first three lost work days, unless the
    employee misses 14 or more calendar days due to the injury.

    The employer should make the first TTD payment within 14 days
    after receiving notice of the injury. Since delays are common, to
    facilitate the prompt payment of benefits, we encourage the
    employee to give the employer a written demand for TTD benefits
    along with the doctor’s note.

    http://www.iwcc.il.gov/handbook020106.pdf (pg.25)

    So, if you're not off for 14 days, you won't be paid for the first three, of which you could use your sick leave time to accomodate the difference.
    If you're off longer than 14 days, you should be covered, no need to use your sick leave.

    Tony
    Last edited by tony; 02-16-2010 at 06:55 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Question Re: Time Off for Surgery and Recovery

    What if I have been working since the injury? It has not completely incapcitated me. But for the surgery, I will have to be off for at least one week.

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    Default Re: Time Off for Surgery and Recovery

    You also have 12 weeks of nonpay FMLA..
    Will you be needing PT afterwards?

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Time Off for Surgery and Recovery

    Yes, beginning with 4 times a week and eventually dropping to 2-3 depending on progress for 4-6 weeks. As far as I can tell, I need to do that after work.
    If I used FMLA would I still receive WC?

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Time Off for Surgery and Recovery

    This may give you some info.
    www.ppspublishers.com/articles/fmla.htm

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