Hi all. New to this forum. Sorry if this turns out to be a novel!
Quick back story: I injured my knee on the job in 1997, had 4 surgeries in 4 years, still not 'right' but getting along. I never settled my claim because I thought I would need continuing medical care for the injured knee.
Last time I saw my MD was early 2006. I haven't been back because I have basically been avoiding the inevitable visit to the OR. I recently looked up my WC claim online through the insurance carrier and it's 'closed' which is no surprise.
I never had an attorney because, at the time, all that I approached declined because I was a low wage peon working at one of the state's casinos. Apparently, they wouldn't have made enough off me to make it worth their while...
Is there a time limit regarding one's benefits? Is it plausible to request that it be reopened to seek new medical advice? The way that technology has changed in the 13 years since my injury has piqued my interest. Maybe it's moved forward enough to give me some relief!
Thanks for reading and I appreciate any and all advice you may have!