I have had a workers comp case for awhile now - tendonitis in a wrist. My last visit was a cortisone shot from the hand surgeon who said if the issues returned once that wore off - surgery would be the next step. Shot has worn off and issues returned. I have a follow up dr's appt. to discuss surgery. All of my OT appt's and Dr's appt's regarding this - have been completed durring work time - so I've been pd 100% salary for those "lost work" times... (never more than a few hrs at a time lost)
My question/concern is -- I've tried reading on the maine.gov website - regarding wages pd for lost time... and all I"m finding sounds likes they only have to pay me 80% of my AFTER-TAX salary... and then I still pay taxes.... so basically I wind up only getting around 1/2 my normal pay check... Is this only for long term/permanent loss of work? Or if I'm only out 2-3 weeks after the surgery... will I continue to get my full regular paycheck? Or will I only receive the 80% of my AFTER-TAX salary - with taxes then deducted yadda yadda....?