Connecticut Workers Compensation & Travel Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Connecticut workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked & Answers Received

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.
Yes

2. What is the current workers comp mileage rate?
$0.54/mile

3. Is there a specific mileage reimbursement form?
http://wcc.state.ct.us/download/acrobat/mileage.pdf

4. Where can I find the workers comp mileage reimbursement form?
On the above website

5. How do I submit the mileage reimbursement form? What’s the process? Email/fax/mail?
Contact your employers’ workers’ compensation insurer for their procedure.

6. How long does it generally take to receive your transportation reimbursement?
Contact your employers’ workers’ compensation insurer for their procedure.

7. What is the follow up process if my transportation reimbursement is not received?
Contact us here. 860-493-1534
It may be necessary to request a hearing with a workers’ compensation commissioner.

Connecticut Workers Compensation Reimbursement Law

Sec. 31-312. Compensation for time lost during and expense of medical treatment. Reimbursement of wages lost due to appearance at informal hearing. Payments to prevailing claimants in contested cases. Medical attention outside regular work hours. (a) An employee receiving medical attention under the provisions of this chapter and required to be absent from work for medical treatment, examination, laboratory tests, x-rays or other diagnostic procedures, and not otherwise receiving or eligible to receive weekly compensation, shall be compensated for the time lost from the job for required medical treatment and tests at the rate of such employee’s average earnings, but not less than at the minimum wage established by law, provided the amount payable in any one week shall not exceed the employee’s weekly compensation rate. Time lost from the job shall include necessary travel time from the plant to the place of treatment, the time for the treatment and any other time that is necessary for the treatment, examination or laboratory test. The employer shall furnish or pay for the transportation of the employee by ambulance or taxi where transportation is medically required from the point of departure for treatment and return. In all other cases, the employer shall furnish the employee transportation or reimbursement for the cost of transportation actually used, at a rate equal to the federal mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned automobile set forth in 41 CFR Part 301-10.303, as from time to time amended, for a private motor vehicle or the cost incurred for public transportation, from the employee’s point of departure, whether from the employee’s home or place of employment, and return, if the employee is required to travel beyond a one-fare limit on an available common carrier from the point of departure to the place of treatment, examination or laboratory test. Where the medical attention or treatment is provided at a time other than during the employee’s regular working hours and the employee is not
otherwise receiving or eligible to receive weekly compensation, the employee shall be compensated for the time involved for the medical treatment as though it were time lost from the job at the rate of the employee’s average hourly earnings and shall be paid for the cost of necessary transportation as provided in this subsection.

All State Reimbursement Forms Can be Found Here

Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Forms

Above Answers Provided By

Eric Rentz
Education and Safety Coordinator
State of CT Workers’ Compensation Commission
Office of the Chairman
21 Oak St. Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 493-1589
eric.rentz@ct.gov

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