Sunday, April 10, 2011
Mileage Reimbursements in Arizona Work Injury Claims
The theory behind this rule is that when the injured worker was working, they were incurring expenses traveling to and from work every day, that they aren't incurring while off work recovering from their injuries. So they are only reimbursed if the travel to obtain treatment is significantly greater than what they normally travelled to and from work. However, every case is different and every carrier handles mileage reimbursement different.
Also, if your travel takes you to another city and may require you to stay overnight, you may be entitled to meal and lodging reimbursement.
Chad T. Snow is a lawyer who handles workers compensation matters throughout Arizona. He can be reached at his website, Snow, Carpio, and Weekley, or in his Phoenix office at (602) 532-0700 and in Tucson at (520) 647-9000.