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How long does a workers’ compensation case stay open?

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A worker’s compensation case can stay open forever. In fact, there are two types of methods in which a worker’s compensation case is concluded. One is by stipulation, where it is stipulated how much permanent disability an injured worker has, and that person can return to work, receive the benefits that he’s entitled to by way of biweekly payments, and keep his future medical treatment open for life. The second way is by compromise and release, where a person closes out their case for a lump sum, closes their medical, and closes their case by way of a settlement.

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