Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
The rules depend on whether or not your employer received notice. Did you notify your employer of your injury? Did your employer file a report of injury with the Division of Workers' Compensation? Did you get initial treatment? What has happened recently that prompts this question?
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Tenge Law Firm, LLC | J. Todd Tenge
It is possible to reopen a workers compensation case that has been closed. If your condition has worsened and it has been less than 6 years from the original injury and/or less than 2 years from the date you last received benefits (whichever is longer), you may file a petition to reopen the case. A hearing is usually required. You should contact a qualified workers compensation lawyer to assist you in this regard.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Law Office of Travis Prestwich, PC | Travis Prestwich
Typically a worker's compensation case can be re-opened until five years after its closing for medical treatment issues. However, you will want to speak to a worker's compensation attorney right away because the time limits may depend on the conditions under which it was closed.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Patrick M Lamar Attorney | Patrick M Lamar
If the case was settled and court approved you may only re-open the inquiry into your medical benefits. You can ask for treatment and mileage. If the case was not filed and two years has gone since the date of the injury or last ttd payment it is the same answer.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Leone, Throwe, Teller, & Nagle | Adam J. Teller
Unless the case was settled through a full and final settlement approved by the commissioner, or a final finding and award or dismissal, then it probably remains open and can still be pursued. If there was approval of a final settlement or if there was a final award or dismissal, then it may be difficult and more information is needed to respond. You should consult an attorney with the details.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut