What is the purpose of a waiting period in Workers' Compensation?
Waiting periods are a very common feature in US workers' compensation systems but are relatively rare in the Canadian context and absent from Australian systems. A waiting period in workers' compensation is a form of worker deductible. Most commonly, waiting periods start on the first day for which wages are lost and last anywhere from one day to one week with three and seven day waiting periods being very common.
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