Hawaii Workers Compensation Law

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Hawaii Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None; Real estate salespersons and brokers whose earnings are solely commissions are exempt from workers' compensation coverage.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days (temporary total disability only.)

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? None

Attorney Fees Permitted: Individual case basis


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