72-402. Waiting period.
(1) An injured employee shall not be allowed income benefits for the first five (5) days of disability for work; provided, if the injury results in disability for work exceeding two (2) weeks, income benefits shall be allowed from the date of disability and be paid no later than four (4) weeks from date of disability. Provided, further, that the waiting period shall not apply if the injured employee is hospitalized as an in-patient.
(2) The day on which the injury occurred shall be included in computing the waiting period unless the employee has been paid wages for that day.
[72-402, added I.C., sec. 72-402, as added by 1971, ch. 124, sec. 3, p. 422; am. 1974, ch. 208, sec. 3, p. 1538.]