Mileage Reimbursement and Iowa Workers Comp

  • When you're injured in a work accident, medical care becomes a big focus in your life. You'll need treatment, but that can be tough if you don't live close to a city. In some cases, you may need to visit a specialist, but their office is hours away.

    When that happens, you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement through your Iowa workers comp agreement. If you’re not sure how much your compensation is worth, reach out to your attorney for help with your claim. 

    Getting Your Mileage Reimbursed 

    When you need to travel for your care, your costs should be included in your medical care. Your medical benefits should cover all necessary expenses for your recovery. If you need to travel to recover, then your medical care reimbursement should reflect that. 

    When traveling for your health care, you’ll need to keep track of the number of miles you’ve traveled for your care. Your workers comp benefits should reimburse you for around 54 cents per mile traveled. That may not sound like much, but those miles add up. For example, if you traveled 100 miles to see your doctor, you would receive $54 for your travel expenses. 

    Other Travel Expenses May Be Covered

    Those aren’t the only expenses you might have for your travel. All your reasonable costs for care should be included. Because of this, it's important to keep track of all the expenses accrued when traveling for your healthcare. 

    For example, you may be qualified for compensation covering your lodging expenses, meals, and public transportation. These are all necessary expenses. 

    That's why you'll need to keep up with the cost of your transportation. Keeping a record of all your receipts and other costs can help you prove the expenses you’ve suffered and get the full compensation you need for your recovery. 

    Speak to Your Iowa Workers Comp Lawyer about Reimbursement

    If you’ve been injured at work, you might need to see a specialist for recovery. That means traveling to and from multiple doctors visit, which adds to the overall cost of your recovery.

    Luckily, your Iowa workers comp lawyer can help you make up for the costs of your mileage. If you’re struggling to pay for the costs of travel, your Des Moines workers comp lawyer from the Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can help you find the worth of your mileage reimbursement and include that amount in your Iowa workers comp. 

    When you’re ready to seek out a reimbursement for your losses, reach out for a free consultation by calling 319-754-6400 or by visiting us online to learn more about our services.