Michigan workers compensation attorney explains how an individual can receive travel reimbursement in the form of mileage, meals, and lodging.
We go to great lengths to educate our clients about their workers compensation benefits. Here is some information about travel reimbursement that you should know about.
The cost of travel to and from your doctor should be covered under workers compensation. This includes travel for physical therapy and other related medical visits.
You should also be paid for travel when you are sent to an independent medical examination.
What travel reimbursement is covered under workers compensation?
You can get mileage reimbursement for travel related to your medical care. This is paid at .55 cents per mile effective July 1, 2011. Please be aware that this amount changes and you should frequently check to make sure that you receive the correct mileage rate.
You can also get meals and lodging under workers compensation. This is typically paid when you must travel a large distance from home to receive medical care or undergo an independent medical examination.
The amount of money that you can receive for both meals and lodging is constantly changing. You can get updated reimbursement rates from the Workers Compensation Agency.
Why you need a workers compensation attorney
Many employers and insurance companies will not tell you about all the workers compensation benefits available. This includes travel reimbursement but also benefits like attendant care.
– Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Hes been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.
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