August 6, 2019
I’m Mike Routch, one of the Workers’ Comp attorneys here at QuatriniRafferty. Sometimes when you treat for your injuries following a work accident, you have to treat with a doctor or get physical therapy far from your home. The Workers’ Compensation Act allows you to be reimbursed for your mileage as long at the travel to the treatment center is not local. Local travel is defined as where everyone in your community generally goes for treatment. So, if you’re in a rural area and you have to travel to a city in order to treat for your work injury, if it’s a place where people in your community generally travel for treatment of that type, it might not be covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. However, there are acceptations, such as if your employer or the Workers’ Comp insurance carrier directs you to seek specifically that travel. In that case your mileage is more likely to be reimbursed. It can be complicated, so if you have any questions give us a call at QuatriniRafferty. We can help you through it.