Yes, a claimant may fill out a Form 25T and request to be reimbursed for travel expenses and mileage incurred due to medical treatment visits. However, not every trip will be reimbursed. In order to collect on mileage, the trip for the medical treatment must be more than 20 miles roundtrip. Moreover, special consideration for totally disabled claimants may be made per individual case.
How much are you able to be reimbursed per mile? This is mandated through the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the amount awarded is stipulated on the Form 25T. How much is awarded is dependent on the time frame during which one drove for the medical treatment. For instance, starting July 1, 2011, a claimant is awarded $.555 per mile. If the traveling occurred from January 1st to June 30, 2011, the claimant received $.51 per mile. The amount awarded does change from year to year. Therefore, it is important to check an updated Form 25T to determine the appropriate mileage reimbursement amount. You can do that by checking out this section of the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s website.
If you believe you are not being paid the compensation you deserve then you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.