Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

The Minnesota workers' compensation statute provides for reimbursement of “medical mileage” when the employee travels by car for necessary medical care. Reimbursement of medical mileage directly to the employee is supported by case law. It is also supported by rule. See Minn. Rule 5221.0500, Subpart 2E. This Rule states that travel expenses incurred by an employee for compensable medical services shall be paid at the rate equal to the rate paid by the employer for ordinary business travel expenses, or the rate paid by the State of Minnesota under the Commissioner’s plan for …

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