Maine Workers Compensation Law
Maine 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? Yes
Numerical Exceptions: None; Employers of agricultural or aquacultural laborers are exempt if employer has six or fewer workers, or more than six workers but total hours worked by all does not exceed 240 hours in a week, and has not exceeded 240 hours anytime during the 52 weeks preceding injury, and employer maintains required liability and medical coverage.
Choice of Physician: Employer makes the initial selection of physician. After a period of time specified by state law, the employee has free choice.
Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days
Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 14 days, except that firemen receive compensation from incapacity
Attorney Fees Permitted: Determined on an individual case basis. Settlements: Cap is $7,500.00
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