How can I get my mileage to rehab paid after an Ontario car accident?

OTTAWA LAWYER- While there can be a number of financial costs to receiving medical treatment for your injuries, some of these expenses can be reimbursed.  In addition to medical coverage provided by OHIP and any personal insurance plans you may have, you should be able to be reimbursed for some other expenses, like the cost of your mileage to rehabilitation appointments.

 The law in Ontario states that the company that provides your car insurance is responsible for $0.38 per kilometre for trips
for treatment that are over 50 kilometres.  This 50 kilometre rule applies if you are not catastrophically injured.  If you are considered to be catastrophically injured, the car insurance company is required to pay for all of your mileage costs.  This includes trips to your family doctor for appointments related to the injuries incurred in the accident, appointments with specialists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc.  If you are not sure whether or not certain medical appointments qualify for this kind of reimbursement, speak with your Ontario personal injury lawyer and they can provide you with additional guidance.

 In order to be reimbursed for these mileage expenses, you have to submit records of your mileage to your car insurance company.  A specific form (OCF 6) needs to be completed in full.  Make sure you keep a copy of the completed form for your own records.  This completed form must be submitted to your insurer within 30 days in order for you to receive reimbursement.  You might also want to consider including an online map print out of the routes you drove in order to provide more information about your trips.

 Dealing with all of the medical and legal aspects of your personal injury case can be overwhelming, so it is important to  know that there are a few things in place to help you, such as reimbursement for mileage to medical appointments.  If  you want to know more about how what you may be entitled to in your case, contact the Ontario injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth at 613 233-4529.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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