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I got hurt on the job 2 years ago. Had surgery was sent back to work 2 weeks later. Reinjured same body part.

1 Answers. Asked on May 10th, 2017 on Workers Compensation - Iowa
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Injured my shoulder at work and had surgery 2 years ago, and was released back to work 2 weeks later. I always felt like I was treated unjustly. Do I have a case or is it too late to seek justice for my injury?
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Answered on May 15th, 2017 at 8:09 AM

The statute of limitations for your claim is three years from the last weekly payment for your condition.  That deadline is for weekly benefits and impairment.  Your right to medical care for your condition does not expire.  


I would need more information - when was the last payment, did they pay you for an impairment (did they get a rating -- a percentage number from the doctor)?  You probably have options that you should explore with an attorney as soon as possible.  


Donna Miller



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