With the Travel Reimbursement benefit, BWC will reimburse an injured worker for reasonable and necessary travel expenses when:
- The injured worker has been ordered or authorized by BWC or IC to undergo a medical examination outside the community where he or she lives and the travel distance exceeds the mileage distance determined by BWC in the (C-60A) Injured Worker Reimbursement Rates for Travel Expense form.
- Medical treatment, including a service contained in the approved rehabilitation plan, is necessary and:
- The injured worker’s injury (allowed condition) requires the use of a taxi or other special transportation for treatment or examination.
Travel reimbursement from your employer
The employer is responsible for travel expense reimbursement when the travel is related to a request for a medical examination by a physician of the employer’s choice. Reimbursement of travel expenses in this situation will not require an order from BWC or the IC, unless there is a dispute. Employer reimbursement is not subject to the minimum mileage requirements that apply to BWC’s travel reimbursement.
Requesting travel reimbursement benefits
To request this benefit, complete the (C-60) Injured Worker Reimbursement Rates for Travel Expense form and (C-60A) Completing the Injured Worker Statement for Reimbursement of Travel Expense form.