Delaware Workers Compensation Law
Delaware 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.
Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician.
Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days (no waiting period in case of amputation of a member of the body, or a part thereof, or when the injury results in hospitalization of the employee)
Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 7 days, including date of injury
Attorney Fees Permitted: 30% of award or 10 times the State AWW as announced by the Secretary of Labor at the time of the award, whichever is less, statute
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