In July of 2007, I pulled all of the tendons and ligaments in my left shoulder while working overtime at work. Because I was 'only seventeen' my bosses failed to report the claim until two weeks later when I legally became an adult. I was confused, hurting, and willing to listen to any advice that anyone would give me, so I let WMC string me along like a puppet. To make a long story short, the WMC doctor I was assigned to closed my case prematurely, and I'm still suffering from it. It's been almost three years and my shoulder still aches. I had to call into work last night because I was in so much pain. My arm often feels like it's fallen asleep, shooting needles and pins through my hand, making it hard to do anything productive. I've tried physical therapy and second doctor's opinions ON MY DIME and they've all come to the same conclusion... my case was closed too early, not giving me enough time to heal. My personal doctor has told me that if something isn't done soon, the continuous swelling in my shoulder and arm will cause nerve damage, eventually leading to surgery. Here's my question: I no longer work at the job that I got hurt at, so am I still able to reopen my WMC case? If they give me flack about it, do you think that I could fight them and win (My dad's a lawyer )? I'm scared that I will be stuck with a hospital bill I can't afford and out of a job because, for all intensive purposes, I'm 'disabled.' I'm just turning twenty and am dreading the years to come if this doesn't get resolved. Already it's hindered my daily life and I haven't been able to participate in physical activities and such because I'm unable to. Help! Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.