My husband was recently injured at work. He received his first check from the insurance company, however, he was not paid for the first 7 days. It was listed on his check stub as a waiting period. Will he ever be paid for the first seven days?
If your husband is off work longer than two weeks, then wage loss benefits should be paid beginning on the date of injury.
Section 311 of the workers comp act states,
...if incapacity extends beyond the period of 1 week, compensation shall begin on the eighth day after the injury. If incapacity continues for 2 weeks or longer...compensation shall be computed from the date of injury.
So, after your husband completes that second week off of work, then he should receive the first week's wage loss check. If he is off of work for less than two weeks then he will only be paid wage loss benefits for the time that he lost in the second week.