What does workers comp pay in Virginia?
Wage Replacement (Temporary total or partial) While temporarily unable to perform any work, an employee is entitled to 2/3 of his or her gross average weekly wage up to a set maximum weekly limit. There must be seven (7) days of disability before benefits are payable. However, if disabled for more than three weeks, the employee receives payment for the first seven days. Benefits cannot exceed 500 weeks unless the person is totally and permanently disabled. If the injured employee cannot return to regular work and is given a light duty job at a lower wage, benefits are 2/3 of the difference between the pre-injury wage and the current pay up to the maximum weekly limit. Cost of living supplements are not paid on temporary partial benefits. For the Year Weekly Minimum
Effective July 1 Compensation Maximum
July 1 Percentage Weekly Wage Maximum Weeks Cost of Living Adjustment
October 1 Limit of Medical Mileage Reimbursement Rate Burial Expenses 2008 $210.25 $841.00 66 2/3% 500 COLA 4.2% Life $.445
Effective 7-01-08 $10,000.00
Workers Comp varies from state to state but in general, if you are an employer you must pay for Workers Comp for your employees. Most large contractors require their subs to show evidence of Workers Comp coverage. This is because the insurance companies will charge the GC if they can't show evidence of all workers being covered under other policies. So in general, yes, sub contractors have to pay for Workers Comp.
In Canada yes. For example if you injury your back because you were doing heavy lifting and Workers Comp., sent you to a Chiropractor or physical therapy then after a few days to a few weeks and your doctor clears it then Workers Comp will make a deal with your employer to put you on light duty. This way the employer will pay half and Workers Comp will pay the other half until you are…