If this is a Kansas workers compensation case, you can leave your medical open but you need to do it with the right words that secure your rights and then you will need to resecure those rights every two years thereafter or they may be able to close out the medical care on your case. Of course this is presuming that your injury took place after May 14, 2011. Other rules apply if it was before May 15, 2011. You need to consult with a workers compensation lawyer right away. That lawyer can tell you how to both secure your medical rights but also how to get the most out of your case and a consultation for that should be free.
As Mr. Riedmiller explained, you do not have to forfeit settlement to keep medical open. Contact him or another local WC attorney to assist you.
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