If your Georgia workers’ compensation claim is compensable, your employer and/or its workers’ compensation insurance company will pay for your medical expenses when traveling to authorized medical providers. This can include the following expenses:
- mileage (currently $.40/mile) to and from the doctor’s office, physical therapist’s office, and pharmacy
- parking at the medical providers’ offices
- meal expenses (up to $30/day) when the trip to the doctor takes more than 4 hours
- lodging and meals when the medical visit is outside your home city.
You have one year to submit your medical expenses related to your treatment; otherwise your right to be reimbursed is waived. The employer/insurer have 30 days to pay these expenses; otherwise, penalties and interest will accrue.
For additional help with Georgia workers’ compensation law, please contact our Atlanta law office:
Moebes Law, LLC
3535 Piedmont Road NE
Building 14, Suite 410
Atlanta, GA 30305