Our video topic for today is can I move out of state while I have an open workers’ compensation claim? This question is a little, uh, a little more involved. If you have what is called a medical only claim, meaning you’re only receiving medical treatment and you’re not entitled to income benefits or weekly checks, you can establish your care out of state. The warning is if you are receiving income benefits and medical care through your workers’ compensation claim and you move out of state and a doctor releases you to light or limited or modified duty, the employer may create a position for you to return to work in the original state where you’re injured depending upon the locations of the employer. If that in fact happens and you choose not to return back to the state, there is a potential that you could have your income benefits, uh, stopped. So, that’s something you wanna think about. You’d want to speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney about the specifics of that. We hope that you found this information helpful. We hope that if you have any specific questions, you’ll give us a call and we hope that you’ll watch our other videos. Thank you.
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Ty Wilson is a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia and is dedicated to helping injured people and their families. Call his office today at 866-937-5454 to order his free report, Common Myths Associated with Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims. This report is intended to give you and/or your loved one a basic understanding of what you are entitled to under workers’ compensation and more importantly what you are not entitled to in your Georgia workers’ compensation claim.