The necessary travel and accommodation expenses arising from medical care are compensable under workers’ compensation insurance.
Travel expenses arising from medical are can be caused by the travel to the medical appointment, treatments, examinations and physiotherapy.
Travel expenses to the nearest care provider offering the necessary care are compensable. When the insurance company issues a payment commitment, for example for surgery to be carried out by a certain care provider, the travel expenses to this care provider will be compensable.
As a rule, travel expenses are compensable in accordance with the cost of using public transport.
If a private car is used for the journey, the injured person is paid compensation as travel costs for half of the tax-free mileage allowance annually confirmed by the Tax Administration.
Compensable travel expenses can arise, for example, when, due to the long distance, the injured person must arrive at the location of the care provider a day before the treatment.
Compensation is paid for the travel and accommodation expenses incurred by an escort if the escort was necessary during the journey.
Compensation for travel and accommodation expenses must be applied separately by providing the insurance company with information about the expenses incurred. Compensation must be applied within one year after the costs were incurred.
Rehabilitation compensations also include compensation for travel and accommodation expenses.