by the number of visits reflected on the physician’s bill.
Now, with the aid of the computer, clients suffering from on the job injuries, occupational diseases and other ailments are using “Google Earth,” “MapQuest” and other programs to calculate and tally the mileage for reimbursement. The carriers are then sent the printout out and payment is made. Of coursed, parking and tolls are extra ! It shocks me every time I hear that there are lawyers holding themselves out as “workers compensation specialists” who do not know about this benefit. In Virginia, the current reimbursement rate is $0.50 per mile. So, if an ABRAMS LANDAU client has travelled 360 miles for medical treatment that is reasonable, causally related and by written referral, we will expect a payment of $180.00, tax free, from the insurance company. Getting an experienced workers compensation lawyer for your or a loved one’s on the job accident is important because an attorney who regularly helps injured workers will know what benefits are available under the law.