Q. One of our insureds continued to pay the salary of an injured employee while the employee was receiving loss-of-income benefits from the workers compensation carrier. Can the insured/employer be reimbursed?
A. No, an employer is not entitled to and cannot seek reimbursement from the employee or insurance carrier if, after a work-related injury or illness, they voluntarily:
- Continue to pay the injured employee’s salary continuation, or
- Pay the injured employee salary supplementation to supplement income benefits paid the insurance carrier.
See more information on Employer Rights and Responsibilities.