When a claim is accepted, almost all insurers include a form that has a brief explanation of benefits available under Nevada workers’ compensation law. There is a lot of information included, and it is in fine print. Very few injured workers bother to read it. However, it does state that an injured worker must send in mileage reimbursement requests within 60 days of incurring the mileage.
If the injured worker sends in a mileage reimbursement request at the end of the claim, only the mileage travelled within the last two months will be reimbursed. Adjusters will not remind injured workers who forget to send in reimbursement requests that that the request should be sent every 60 days.
I tell my clients to try to send in reimbursment requests every month, using one reimbursement request form for each week in which mileage was over 40 miles in one week. (Mileage qualifies for reimbursement if you travel more than 20 miles one way for medical care. Alternatively, it qualifies for reimbursement if you travel more than 40 miles in any given week going to and from medical care.) If you send in mileage reimbursement forms each month, the adjuster only has to process one mileage check a month. It is also easier for you to keep track of what has been reimbursed. If you need more forms, click here to access the form.