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My employee fell and hurt herself on the job. We filed a workers

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My employee fell and hurt herself on the job. We filed a workers compensation claim. She is on restricted work per her doctor. She has various appointments for therapy and doctors during the working day. Should the company use her sick time for for these specific appointments? Should she file for state disability at the same time as exhausting all her sick time?
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1) Yes, you can and should use the employee's sick time for the appointments and therapy that she has during the working day. It is completely legal for you to do so, and it would not make sense to pay her for time that she is not working, as workers' compensation should provide this for her.

2) State Disability Insurance is only for injuries and disabilities that are NOT due to work. Since she was injured at work, receiving compensation from the workers' compensation is her sole recourse, as she wouldn't be eligible for state disability insurance.

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