My WC case transfer from NY TO NJ finally . i did surgery in my lower back in NY in 4/22/2016 and i have been seen from doctors in NY and was schedule for SURGERY IN MY LEFT SHOULDER NEXT MONTH , i received call from the WC insurance in NJ that i am not allowed to make my surgery in NY or see any doctor in NY , ITS MEAN I AM NOT ALLOWED TO SEE MY DOCTORS ANYMORE AND THEY ARE WAS ME MORE THAN 6 MONTHS IN NY , i rent house in NY near my work IN THE FIRST WEEK AFTER MY TRANSFER WORK FROM NJ TO NY and it was the same week i have injury ,and after my surgery i am not allowed to drive my car or sit more than 20 minutes , and now they made me worry that i must stop see all my doctor and she said for the WC in NJ state you are not allowed to take any treatment in NY anymore and should cancel my surgery next month, I think it my right to see doctor in any state i want and have my treatment on it , or after my case transfer in NJ i dont have right and i must be seen and treat with just NJ doctors. i was going to make my surgery in my shoulder and i was so happy that soon i will make my pain less and now this women from insurances company she said i should cancel and start from the beginning
It is hard to tell from your question whether New York or New Jersey has jurisdiction over your Worker's Compensation injury. Normally, the state where the injury occurred has jurisdiction and the case is handled under that state's system. However, there are other factor's that go in to it such as the location of the employer or the residence of the injured worker. If it has already been decided that it is a New York case, then you should be free to continue to treat with medical providers in New York State who are authorized by the Workers Compensation Board. When you indicate that the case was transferred to New Jersey, it sounds as though New Jersey was established as the correct jurisdiction. If this is the case, you probably should consult with an attorney licensed in New jersey. He or she could then consult with a New York attorney if there are any remaining jurisdiction questions. In some cases, it is possible to choose the jurisdiction that has the better Workers Compensation benefits.
Dear Madam or Sir in Oceanside:
You didn't really explain about the TRANSFER from N.Y. to Jersey. Did a Judge make a formal finding that your case was within the New Jersey jurisdiction or did some Examiner in the insurance company come to that conclusion?
Without knowing that, one cannot give an intelligent answer.
The foregoing is based on the little information provided; additional facts may change the comments given.
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