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Can I Take A Job Offer Out of State? - st. clare - 05-05-2010 08:28 PM
California: Ok finally my attorney sent me a copy of the AME report that he has had since March. I am going to take it to my PCP appt this week to discuss options since the AME physician has put me at MMI.
My attorney has not however; provided any information on the status of a settlement offer or when and if the WC insurance is going to pay my retroactive TTD benefits pay. I have repeatedly left voicemails and sent faxes regarding that but no response yet it has been over a month since asking that question.
I am only currently receiving PPD reduced benefits which won't last and definitely does not pay the bills not even enough for the rent. I have been out of work for a year with an initially denied claim so no income for a greater part of that year and all resources used up.
So my question is this: If my PCP will release me back to work within the restriction set by the AME physician, can I take a job out of state? I have had a couple phone interviews which have been really promising. If a job offer is made, I would have a job closer to family. So if I am released and a job offer is made but is out of state can I still take the job? How will that effect my claim other than finding a physician to take my work comp and notifying all parties of the job and new address?
I was hoping to either have my retroactive TTD payments by now or have a settlement offer, but since that has not occurred I cannot afford to pass up an opportunity to earn an income. Again, pain and difficulty performing certain ADL's remains an issue, but people live and work with pain on a daily basis and this injury and WC experience has been and continues to be a nightmare, but I need to move on because I have no other option.
RE: Can I Take A Job Offer Out of State? - 1171 - 05-05-2010 09:33 PM
yes there is no rule against it and you need to get back into the job market.
finding out of state treatment can be problematic. dealing with comp fees and reporting in california can be difficult for docs in other states.