May I use sick or vacation pay while I am out for my work injury?

Yes.  If you check Section 27 of your American Airlines union contract, you are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits in accordance with individual state laws.  In Pennsylvania, you have to be disabled for 7 days or more to receive workers' compensation benefits.  To receive benefits for the first 7 days, you must be disabled for 2 weeks or more.  If your claim is denied, you use your accrued sick leave and scheduled vacation time.  If you receive retroactive payments of workers' compensation benefits, you are required to reimburse the company for sick leave and vacation pay and your sick leave and vacation banks will be credited. 

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