Creston, IA asked in Workers' Compensation for Iowa

Q: My husband was injured at work and is on workers cop. He has not been able to drive. Who should have to pay for a taxi?

I have been driving him everywhere but have to be out of town all weekend for work.

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Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: The employer and its workers' compensation insurer are responsible for transportation costs for medical appointments. They are not otherwise required to provide transportation.

Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: The workers' compensation insurance carrier must pay for your husband's reasonable transportation expense of going to and returning from all medical appointments that are authorized by your husband's employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. If you (or anybody other than a commercial service) transports your husband to and/or from these medical appointments, they should be reimbursed at the rate of $0.545 per mile (which is the rate effective July 1, 2018).

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