What if I am reinjured or my condition worsens?

An injured worker can apply to reopen a claim within seven years of the date of the first claim closure, if the condition has objectively worsened. To be successful in reopening a claim, medical evidence must show that your condition has objectively worsened from the date of the last claim closure, and the worsening is the result of the original injury rather than from a new injury or another cause. Since this is often complex, you should consult with an attorney.