I was hurt on the job and have to go to many doctor's appointments. Can I be reimbursed for mileage?

Yes.  If you were hurt on the job and your injury requires medical attention, then the workers’ compensation laws in Massachusetts require the insurer to reimburse the employee for travel to and from doctors’ appointments. It is part of the medical benefits from the workers’ compensation insurance coverage that provides that injured workers be entitled to reimbursement for all out-of-pocket medical expenses, including reimbursement for travel. The reimbursement includes mileage, parking and tolls. The current rate of mileage reimbursement is $0.45 per mile. 

The insurance companies usually have a form that they want completed that establishes the starting point and ending point of travel. Typically, injured workers will use a website for map or directions (such as Google Maps or MapQuest) to determine the miles between the employee’s home and the doctor he or she is visiting. Also, injured workers should get and keep receipts for parking so they can be reimbursed for such expenses. 

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