Determining Whether You Can Receive Additional Benefits After Your Workers’ Compensation Has Ended

Whether you are able to receive additional benefits beyond the end of your workers’ compensation depends on how your case originally settled. If it closed with an order approving settlement or a percentage of disability, then you can reopen your case within two years of receiving a final benefit. In contrast, you will not be able to reopen your case if it was resolved in court through a dismissal with prejudice and a one-time payment.

If you have received money from your award or have been sent by the insurance company to the doctor within the past 2 years, then these would constitute a final award, resetting the two-year statute of limitations. In order to request additional benefits, we would contact the insurance company or its attorney. You cannot reopen the workers’ compensation matter on your own. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have been injured in a way that limits your ability to work and you have additional questions, call us at 609-771-8611. I welcome your call. Review our media library on our website at to learn more about workers’ compensation.

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