Salisbury, MD asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: If I never signed off on a worker's compensation claim and it is still open, am I still entitled to benefits?

In 2001 or 2002 I injured my shoulder at a job. I actually had to have two shoulder surgeries as the same shoulder was injured twice at this job. Now I have been having issues with this shoulder sixteen years later. I never received a settlement or signed off on this injury through the insurance company and my claim is still open. Just trying to figure out how to proceed from here so that I can get medical treatment for this shoulder.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The medical portion of your claim remains open. As long as a doctor is stating that your current complaints are related to a 16 year old injury, you are entitled medical only benefits at this point.

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