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Does worker’s compensation cover conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome or occupational diseases?

Worker’s compensation benefits are available for repetitive motion injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome. Worker’s compensation also can provide benefits for respiratory disorders or other occupational diseases that are acquired as result of exposure in the work place. Repetitive motion injuries and occupational disease claims are subject to various statutes and regulations that govern what is required in order for you to qualify for compensation. Please contact one of our attorneys for more information.

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Do I get reimbursed for my travel expenses when I go to the doctor?

You should be reimbursed by the insurance company for your mileage to your physician’s office or pharmacy if the round trip distance is more than 10 miles from your home. You must keep a log of the mileage and visits. You will be reimbursed at the rate allowed state employees for mileage.

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What if I do not have transportation to get to my doctor’s appointments?

If you do not have transportation to get to the doctor or therapy appointments scheduled by the insurance carrier, upon request made in advance, the insurance carrier is required to provide you with transportation to the appointment.

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