Suffering a workplace injury or illness can leave you in a difficult financial situation and out of work for a substantial period of time. These injuries can also significantly strain your resources as you travel to doctor’s appointments, including public transportation fare, the cost of gas, and even hotel stays.
Fortunately, you are entitled to mileage reimbursement in a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation case. The insurance company administering your claim should provide payment for the costs of travel needed to visit doctors and make your best recovery. The Workers’ Compensation attorneys of Gross & Kenny, LLP, can help determine the money you are owed and submit demands for payment on your behalf.
In general, injured or ill employees in Bustleton and South Philadelphia have the right to seek reimbursement for their reasonable travel costs when visiting doctors and therapists. A key question to consider is what is reasonable.
Under Commonwealth law, your employer and the insurance company will provide you with a list of doctors and therapists you may visit to seek medical care. Ideally, these will be easy for you to visit. However, it is common for injured workers to need to cross county lines or even spend time overnight in a hotel to obtain the treatment they deserve.
In short, you must be able to show that the costs you accrued when seeking treatment were reasonable. Common examples include:
Always keep track of the time you spend traveling, the distances involved, and the costs of all stays. Our attorneys can provide useful tips for properly documenting reasonable travel costs when seeking mileage reimbursements in Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation cases.
The amount of reimbursement that you could receive depends on your methods of travel. Some reimbursement pays out at an exact level according to the costs involved. For example, if you must take a train to visit a doctor, the exact cost of that ticket should be the reimbursement amount.
Things become more complex when you use your personal vehicle for travel. Usually, you can claim a set value on the miles that you travel to attend appointments. As of 2023, a standard mileage reimbursement rate is $0.655 per mile.
As always, keeping track of your expenses and distances is vital when seeking reimbursement for mileage in Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation cases. Our lawyers are ready to help you submit comprehensive mileage reimbursement demands from Bustleton and South Philly insurance companies.
Every person who experiences a workplace injury or illness deserves the best possible medical care. However, obtaining this care often requires significant travel. Whether this occurs in your own vehicle or you use public transportation to get there, you should not have to shoulder the burden of these costs.
As a result, Workers’ Compensation insurance companies will provide reimbursement for mileage involved in seeking care during a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation case. As long as your expenses are reasonable, you can seek out full payment for your out-of-pocket expenses. Our committed attorneys can provide more information about this process and help you submit convincing demands for compensation. Contact Gross & Kenny, LLP today to get started.
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