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Can you Leave the Country for 2 Weeks when You Are on W/C - mike985 - 11-21-2015

Been injured almost a year now. Seeing a doctor every month, he released me with work restrictions but my employer doesn't have a low duty position for me and I am staying home all time and getting payed TTD benefits. I still didn't reach MMI. My question is if I can leave the country for 2 weeks to see the family and come back? I am not worry about losing TTD benefits for those 2 weeks that I am outside the US, and when I come back if I would be still covered by workers comp?
Of course I would ask my doctor first for approval first and of course I would stay within my restrictions. Do I need to fill out some sort of request for leaving the state? (I am in FL).
I am planning to ask all this my lawyer too but I wanted to check it here if too if somebody had similar experience with leaving the country for 2 weeks while on workers comp.
Also do I lose my vacation time as well if I haven't been working all this year due to injury on work? 

Thanks in advance for all your help

Michael.


RE: Can you Leave the Country for 2 Weeks when You Are on W/C - 1171 - 11-22-2015

yes, you can travel. leave rules like vacation and sick leave are controlled by the employer and/or any collective bargaining agreement. workers comp has no rules on about leave usage.


RE: Can you Leave the Country for 2 Weeks when You Are on W/C - California_Help - 11-22-2015

(11-21-2015, 11:32 PM)mike985 Wrote: Been injured almost a year now. Seeing a doctor every month, he released me with work restrictions but my employer doesn't have a low duty position for me and I am staying home all time and getting payed TTD benefits. I still didn't reach MMI. My question is if I can leave the country for 2 weeks to see the family and come back? I am not worry about losing TTD benefits for those 2 weeks that I am outside the US, and when I come back if I would be still covered by workers comp?
Of course I would ask my doctor first for approval first and of course I would stay within my restrictions. Do I need to fill out some sort of request for leaving the state? (I am in FL).
I am planning to ask all this my lawyer too but I wanted to check it here if too if somebody had similar experience with leaving the country for 2 weeks while on workers comp.
Also do I lose my vacation time as well if I haven't been working all this year due to injury on work? 

Thanks in advance for all your help

Michael.

What state are you in? You can go out of the country and do not have to use your vacation time as you are TTD and you are still covered by WC when you come back. Just be careful of not hurting yourself with luggage etc. I do not think you need to notify anyone involved with your WC claim you are going away for a few weeks as long as you do not miss any doctors appointments.(JMO)


RE: Can you Leave the Country for 2 Weeks when You Are on W/C - mike985 - 11-22-2015

(11-22-2015, 02:07 PM)California_Help Wrote:
(11-21-2015, 11:32 PM)mike985 Wrote: Been injured almost a year now. Seeing a doctor every month, he released me with work restrictions but my employer doesn't have a low duty position for me and I am staying home all time and getting payed TTD benefits. I still didn't reach MMI. My question is if I can leave the country for 2 weeks to see the family and come back? I am not worry about losing TTD benefits for those 2 weeks that I am outside the US, and when I come back if I would be still covered by workers comp?
Of course I would ask my doctor first for approval first and of course I would stay within my restrictions. Do I need to fill out some sort of request for leaving the state? (I am in FL).
I am planning to ask all this my lawyer too but I wanted to check it here if too if somebody had similar experience with leaving the country for 2 weeks while on workers comp.
Also do I lose my vacation time as well if I haven't been working all this year due to injury on work? 

Thanks in advance for all your help

Michael.

What state are you in? You can go out of the country and do not have to use your vacation time as you are TTD and you are still covered by WC when you come back. Just be careful of not hurting yourself with luggage etc. I do not think you need to notify anyone involved with your WC claim you are going away for a few weeks as long as you do not miss any doctors appointments.(JMO)


I am in Florida state. Thanks for your help and reply!



RE: Can you Leave the Country for 2 Weeks when You Are on W/C - rolandlaw - 12-17-2015

(11-21-2015, 11:32 PM)mike985 Wrote: Been injured almost a year now. Seeing a doctor every month, he released me with work restrictions but my employer doesn't have a low duty position for me and I am staying home all time and getting payed TTD benefits. I still didn't reach MMI. My question is if I can leave the country for 2 weeks to see the family and come back? I am not worry about losing TTD benefits for those 2 weeks that I am outside the US, and when I come back if I would be still covered by workers comp?
Of course I would ask my doctor first for approval first and of course I would stay within my restrictions. Do I need to fill out some sort of request for leaving the state? (I am in FL).
I am planning to ask all this my lawyer too but I wanted to check it here if too if somebody had similar experience with leaving the country for 2 weeks while on workers comp.
Also do I lose my vacation time as well if I haven't been working all this year due to injury on work? 

Thanks in advance for all your help

Michael.

I am not in Florida but I assume it's all common sense. If you are not violating any of your restrictions or going to miss any important appointments like AME appointments or trial dates. I don't really see the problem in going on vacation outside the country.