In Georgia, this woudl be a very difficult case because of the time lapse. The Statute of limitations may well have run. Additionally, it is generally dificult to get the insurance company to pick up a claim after there has been no medical care for such a long time. I would discuss this with a Kentucky workers' compensation attorney for the specific laws in your state.
Unfortunately, I believe your claim is now barred by the KY statue of limitations. Assuming it is correct that you filed no formal claim 5 years ago (it sounds like you did not) your deadline has almost certainly passed. If the current symptoms are flareups related to the original work injury (it sounds like they are) then you would be able to file a motion to reopen your old claim, but only if you actually made a formal claim 5 years ago, and again, it sounds like you did not do that. As I see it, the only way to be covered currently is if your treating doctor believes that your current symptoms are the result of a new, distinct work injury. I encourage you to talk to a KY attorney, so see if there are facts I am unaware of. Good luck.
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