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I have reoccuring pain from an on the job injury that occurred

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I have reoccuring pain from an on the job injury that occurred 4 years ago. I filed a workmen's compensation claim at that time and received an award. The pain has progessively gotten wors. Do I have any recourse ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Maverick replied 4 years ago.

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Did you sign any type of final settlement document?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.



Expert:  Maverick replied 4 years ago.
What state was your WC claim filed in?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
New York State
Expert:  Maverick replied 4 years ago.

You normally have upto 18 years from the date of the accident to reopen your claim for the right reasons. If your condition has deteriorated since your award, you may be able to get additional benefits based on your current percentage loss rating. You may also reopen a case if for lost wages and medical bills, but did not make a
permanent settlement. If you have an 80 percent permanent partial disability, you may also be able to reopen your case. I would suggest that you hire a local attorney as reopening a WC claim can be a complex matter.

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