Do You Drive To And From Medical Appointments?
When workers’ compensation insurance adjusters are dealing with unrepresented employees, they rarely mention that injured workers have the right to be reimbursed for mileage. Countless injury victims spend years driving to and from medical treatment, never realizing that they could be getting money for every mile.
At the law firm of D’Agosto & Howe, LLC, our lawyers are experienced in mileage reimbursement and Connecticut workers’ compensation claims. As a former insurance defense attorney, Steven G. Howe knows the ins and outs of the system and how to maximize the amount our clients receive.
What You Need To Know
If you are making trips to or from doctor appointments, therapy sessions or other types of medical treatment, you have the right to be reimbursed. The amount of reimbursement changes every year, depending on the price of gasoline and other factors. Most recently, injured workers were eligible to receive 55 cents per mile.
When you are out of work and trying to make ends meet on 75 percent of your normal paycheck, receiving mileage reimbursement can make a significant difference. This reimbursement is also retroactive. If your original workers’ compensation case was filed on time, there is no statute of limitations on mileage reimbursement. This means that if you have been driving to and from appointments for a significant number of years, you could potentially claim hundreds of dollars in past-due payments.
Mileage reimbursement is not the only issue that workers’ comp insurance adjusters fail to tell people about. Contact our firm to learn more and explore your full range of rights and options.
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