2018 Mileage Rates for Injured Workers

Nikki Jacobson Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Lawyer California Attorney

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Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2018 For Injured Workers in California

On December 18, 207, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced the increase of the mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses by one cent to 54.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2018.

This rate must be paid for travel on or after January 1, 2018 regardless of the date of injury.  California Labor Code section 4600, in conjunction with California Government Code section 19820 and the Department of Personnel Administration regulations, establishes the rate payable for mileage reimbursement for medical and medical-legal expenses and ties it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

IRS Bulletin Number IR-2017-204 dated December 14, 2017 announced the rate increase. The updated mileage reimbursement form is posted on the DWC website.




Nikki Jacobson
Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
California Attorney


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