Workers’ Compensation and Transportation
A lot of injured workers share a common problem. Generally speaking, the worker cannot drive due to the injury sustained at work, or because of financial hardship, the individual is unable to afford transportation. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company has an obligation to provide reliable transportation to and from each and every doctor’s appointment, regardless of the specialty or location. It is important that you contact your attorney as soon as you need a reliable mode of transportation. Your attorney will file a request for transportation, and will ensure that a driver picks you up for appointments.
Moreover, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company will provide a mileage reimbursement for travel to and from doctor’s appointments. The insurance company will reimburse the injured worker forty-four cents (.44) for each mile traveled. You should request a transportation sheet from your attorney and fill it out completely. Your attorney will send the necessary paperwork to the insurance company. It usually takes about 4-6 weeks for the insurance company to reimburse you.
At the Law Firm of Lyle B. Masnikoff& Associates, P.A., you can speak with an attorney who provides legal services regarding workers’ compensation, social security disability, and personal injury matters to South Florida residents in areas including Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Miami, Orlando, Kissimmee, Port Saint Lucie, Stuart, Fort Pierce and Ft. Lauderdale. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based upon advertisements.