Q: What can I do if I was injured on the job and my boss does not want to pay me for it? I was working out of town, and I developed a staff infection in my knee. I have been unable to work for the remainder of the time. I have been out of town for work. Before I left, my boss and I agreed on a certain amount I would get paid for the job. Since I was unable to work my boss now does not want to pay me what we agreed on. I'm also going to have to spend more time in the hospital when I return home. Is there any compensation I can receive for lost wages, them not wanting to pay, and medical bills?
A:You should file a workers' compensation claim and after three days of being off of work with a doctor's excuse it will be covered under insurance and you will be paid work comp weekly benefits. If the doctor keeps you off of work for 10 days, then they will make up the first three days off of work.