Workers’ Compensation and Transportation
In Florida, a workers’ compensation insurance company must either provide transportation or reimburse you for the reasonable and actual cost of transportation. An insurance company will typically make transportation services available to injured workers who are unable to drive due to his or her injuries or for those injured workers that have no reliable means of transportation. This is a service that the insurance company will pay for as part of the workers’ compensation claim and it will not cost the injured worker. Your attorney can assist you to request transportation if you need it because of your work accident.
Transportation can be provided to authorized medical appointments with workers’ compensation doctors, to diagnostic tests like MRIs and x-rays, to physical therapy appointments and to the pharmacy. It is not provided for legal events like meeting with your lawyer or to mediations and depositions.
If you are driving yourself, you are entitled to file for mileage for all authorized medical care and for each time you are going to the pharmacy. You should allow your attorney to file your mileage for you with the insurance company to make sure you get paid correctly and on time.
If we can assist you with any transportation related issues or any other workers’ compensation related matters, please do not hesitate to contact us to have a free consultation regarding your case. You can reach us at Harris Guidi Rosner at (904) 777-7777 or email us for a free consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.