If your employer is paying you wages while you are out of work due to your disability, your employer is entitled to file a reimbursement request with the insurance company. The important thing to know here is that your employer is only going to be entitled to receive the amount that you would be receiving under workers’ compensation had you been receiving compensation instead of your wages. That amount will not be the same as your wages. The amount you are entitled to receive in compensation benefits is determined according to your average weekly wage and your degree of disability, and it is capped at a statutory maximum existent on your date of accident. This means that your employer will likely return to you some – but not all – of your sick/vacation days (the amount of days equivalent to the amount your employer will be receiving).
If you run out of sick/vacation days and are still out of work, you will be entitled to workers' compensation wage benefits in the amount equivalent to your disability level according to your AWW and limited to the statutory maximum for your date of accident.