This is a usual question we hear from someone, who has recently been injured in a workplace accident. A few things need to happen before you get paid disability benefits for your work injury. First, you must have been unable to earn full wages for five (5) or more full or partial calendar days due to a work related injury. Then, your employer has seven (7) days, not including Sundays and legal holidays, from the fifth date of loss, to report the injury to its workers’ compensation insurance company. The insurance company will then have fourteen (14) calendar days after receiving the first report of injury to either mail you a check or notify you that they have denied compensation. If you receive a denial by the insurance company click here to find out what you can do.