Workers Compensation & Injury Leave
To take advantage of these benefits, injured workers must follow certain procedures required by Nebraska law.
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, the following must be true:
- The injury or disease was a direct result of and occurred during employment.
- The injury or disease was not a result of the employee’s willful negligence.
Employees who are eligible to receive workers' compensation (including temporary employees) are entitled to work-related injury leave with full pay for up to five (5) scheduled workdays (40 hours or the normal number of hours scheduled in a week).
This leave, for illness or injury arising out of and in the course of employment, is not charged to vacation leave or sick leave.
Absence from work of five (5) days or more due to a work-related injury will reduce the 12 weeks of eligibility for family/medical leave.
Employees receiving workers' compensation for job-related injuries or disease may use sick and/or vacation leave to supplement the payment up to, but not to exceed, their regular rate of pay.
After all sick and vacation leave has been exhausted, employees are not entitled to leave or pay benefits other than workers' compensation. Employees may be put into a leave without pay status during this time without adjustment in the service date.More information about Workers Compensation