If you’ve been injured on the job and are receiving workman’s comp coverage, you may be wondering if you’re entitled to mileage reimbursement for traveling to and from your doctor appointments. The answer is yes, in most cases. Here’s what you need to know.
To receive mileage reimbursement, you must first fill out form DWC 48. However, there are certain requirements that must be met. The distance you travel must be more than 30 miles one way, which adds up to at least 60 miles roundtrip. You can then claim the current mileage rate for reimbursement.
It’s important to note that there is a caveat to this. If there was another doctor closer to your location, and the insurance carrier can find evidence of this through a search, you may not be reimbursed for the mileage. It does not matter whether or not you could have or should have gone to that doctor, only that there was a closer option available.
It’s always a good idea to keep track of your mileage and any associated expenses related to your workman’s comp claim. This will help ensure that you receive the reimbursement you’re entitled to and can help you stay organized throughout the process.
In conclusion, if you’re receiving workman’s comp coverage and need to travel to and from doctor appointments, you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement. However, there are certain requirements and caveats to be aware of. Be sure to fill out form DWC 48 and keep track of your expenses to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.