I was never given an MMI, I was not awarded a permanent impairment award, and I continued to have issues with the disc. I am now being treated for a second herniated disc and a worsening of the first injury.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If your claim was never closed, and you were never found MMI, you may still be able to resuscitate the matter, but you should consult an Attorney in WC locally.
We offer general concepts, but you should give ALL your facts to a licensed Attorney in your state before you RELY upon any legal advice.
If you were in a NC case the answer would be yes. But it depends on state law so talk to a local work comp attorney.
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