Travel Expenses Covered by Workers' Compensation
When you file a claim for workers' compensation in South Carolina, you are seeking compensation for a variety of medical and job-related expenses. But did you know that in certain situations, you can also be compensated for travel expenses?
In the state of South Carolina, if you have to travel more than ten miles in order to receive medical care, you will be reimbursed for this travel distance at a rate equal to what state workers are compensated for travel. As of 2014, this was 56 cents per mile. You are also entitled to compensation for travel expenses to any pharmacy that is more than ten miles away, at the same per-mile rate. If you regularly have to get prescriptions refilled for your on-the-job injury, it pays to keep track of the distance you have to travel.
Small details like this are easy to overlook when filing your workers' comp claims, which is just one reason why it's a good idea to hire a workers' compensation attorney who has a great deal of experience with South Carolina's work injury laws. Not only will an attorney prevent insurers and employers from taking advantage of you, they can prevent your case from being overlooked due to bureaucratic indifference.
An effective workers' comp lawyer will:
- Ensure you fill out your claim properly
- Deal with insurance companies for you
- Help you choose a doctor to support your claim
- Document your injuries and interactions with your employer for legal purposes
- Make sure you receive sufficient compensation for your claim
With over 150 years of experience among our lawyers and our long-time commitment to the people of Charleston, Steinberg Law Firm is an ideal choice to help you get your workers' compensation. To arrange for a free case review, contact us at 843-720-2800 today.