When you’re hurt on the job and you can’t work, the insurance company should be paying your wages. However, what many people don’t know is that an insurance company can decide to stop paying you without much notice.
This is called the “Pay Without Prejudice” period. For the first 180 days you receive Workers Compensation, the insurance company can decide to stop paying you with only about a week’s notice.
If you’ve been on Workers Comp for more than 180 days, the insurance company can’t stop your benefits without getting approval from the Department of Industrial Accidents. Since this process can take a few months, it gives workers time to plan their finances.