My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: Iowa
I have torn my ACL at work, and I got a message yesterday evening from the WC company that I had to go to an ortho appt. the next day at 3:30. The appt is 90 minutes from my home. Due to the short notice, I do not have childcare for my kids that late in the day (I won't be getting home until at least 6pm). It also happens to be my day off, so I don't have any childcare scheduled.
Am I required to go to appointments on my day off? What is considered a reasonable amount of time to be notified of any scheduled appointments? Should I be paid mileage to go that far away--when there is a Dr right here in the town I live in? thanks,