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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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