While recovering.

After you are placed on workers' compensation leave, you may use PTO or sick leave to supplement your benefits. Keep in mind that your combined benefits and PTO cannot exceed your regular (pre-injury) base pay.

When starting back at work.

If you earn wages from your current employer while on workers’ compensation, you should accrue vacation hours at the same rate you normally would if you were working full-time. In addition, you will accrue PTO on any normal hours worked as you return to your former employment.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.