The settlement was full and final about 9 years ago (when I was 23). I am 32 now, not on medicare. I was young and inexperienced in the questions I should have asked my lawyer, and he did not offer full explanations aside from the fact that I'd be covering my medical expenses myself for the rest of my life, if I took the settlement. I was so sick of the process and being interrogated regularly that I accepted his advice.
Now when I get treatment for the injury, I want to put the whole workers comp thing behind me and just get regular medical coverage. This question on forms always trips me up - Will I need to go through the discussion of workers comp with each new doctor/insurance company, even when this settlement is 20 years old? 30?. I've thought about contacting the lawyer I worked with (who was close to retirement age then) - I'm not sure if it's ok to contact that lawyer over a minor case he covered almost a decade ago.