How long will my workers' compensation case remain open?

After your initial Award of Compensation, you have five years to file for additional compensation should your injury worsen. Regardless whether you reopen your claim for additional compensation, medical treatment remains open for life, provided it is determined that the recommended medical treatment stems from the work-related injury. The only exception to this rule is if the parties agree to a settlement that specifically states that the insurance company will not be responsible for any future medical treatment.