Nebraska Workers Compensation Law

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Nebraska 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. Employers engaged in an agricultural operation are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for all unrelated, full-time employees on each working day for 13 calendar weeks whether consecutive or not during any calendar year. This includes employees at all locations of the agricultural operation.

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

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? 6 weeks

Attorney Fees Permitted: Statute states "reasonable"


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