Is it possible to reopen a workers comp case in New York? The claimant is completely disabled. Her condition which was caused by the original accident has worsened significantly and is well documented by medical docs. As a result of her worsening condition, she has to be institutionalized. The accident occured 20 years ago. She currently receives monthly benefits, but the current amount will not cover the cost of the care facility and medical costs. What forms need to be filled out? Where to begin?