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Settlement Qst. - Medical for life...? NYS
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Hello "WC Forums Helpers"
 I've recently been released to work. "Light Duty", so now I have the occasional chit chat with others, as well as others chatting with me. The talk is now in regards to how I will go about settling my WC Case. NOTE: I understand it's tough to tell someone how they're WC Settlement will go, complete and settle (for everyone has a different case). 
 
Injury Summary: I have a middle finger injury to the tendon, which required surgery, was out of work for 10 weeks.

Question: I'm not asking for what I will receive in cash, not at all! 
                                I'm asking if I will receive "open medical" for life. 
I spoke to my Uncle who had knee surgery over the 4th of July vacation and he stated to settle with "medical for life", I really would like that considering, you never know what could happen. Now chatting here and there I was told thru an "unreliable source" and the grapevine that NYS doesn't offer medical for life anymore? Is this true?

Main Question: Does NYS still offer injured workers "medical for life" in the settlement?

   Any clarification of this misunderstood thought would be greatly appreciated.
GOOGLE IS NO HELP!
    Thank You in advance.
 
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NYS here and on comp also... I was told for my knee injury, to keep medical open... I now have a back injury and if the company wants to settle, I was told the same thing.... Keep medical open.
 
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