Q: Gdm I had a workman Comp case that was settled.. but I now have reoccurring pain & I no longer live in New Jersey
I reside in SC( my old company has a location here) Although I work for the USPS... can they Workman comp case lawyer for my old employer set me up here in Sc for treatment.. my New Jersey lawyer said I’d have to go back & forth??? Help time is ticking & pain is still here
A: I'm guessing you had a NJ workers' comp claim, since you had a NJ lawyer. If you had a NJ workers' comp claim, the answer to your question depends on NJ workers' comp law. As a SC lawyer, I can't advise you on NJ law and I have no idea if your lawyer is correct that you have to travel back and forth to NJ for treatment. I could tell you how that issue is usually handled in a SC workers' comp claim but that would have no bearing whatsoever on a NJ workers' comp claim. Workers' comp differs from state to state. Workers' comp cases don't "transfer" from one state to another. Treatment may or may not be able to be transferred to a different state but even if treatment is able to be transferred, the claim itself does not transfer. If you brought and settled you claim as a NJ workers' comp claim, it can't somehow become a SC workers' comp claim. I'd suggest you re-post this question to New Jersey Workers' Compensation or, consider contacting another lawyer in NJ if for some reason you don't trust what your current NJ lawyer is telling you.
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