La Porte, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Should I get compensated for doctor visits under Texas Worker's comp and if so what's the section of the law to claim it

I am being assisted by an Ombudsman, but she claims that she doesn't know of any section of the Texas Worker's Comp Law that allows an injured worker to claim payment for doctor's visits or for treatment for an accepted on the job injury. I have found during my research that I'm allowed to claim 2 hours for each doctor's visits or for treatment, but cannot find the specific section of the law.

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S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You will need to submit your pay check records to the adjuster. If you are missing time from work, you are entitled to partial TIBs for the time missed. You would be compensated at 70% of gross wages less actual wages currently paid. There is no 2 hour rule. Also, if you travel over 30 miles one way, you may be entitled to mileage reimbursement.

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