Simply because a condition existed before the work injury does not prevent recovery
You have pre-existing condition and you have beeen injured on the job what should you do next?
An individual who suffers an aggravation of a pre-existing condition may receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, if work caused the pre-existing condition to worsen.
It is common for unscrupulous employers to deny work related injuries by telling the employee that the condition was actually a pre-existing condition and therefore, cannot be paid under Workers’ Compensation. This is untrue A pre-existing injury can be paid under Workers’ Compensation if the injury significantly worsens due to events at work.
A pre-existing condition is payable as a new work injury where a doctor offers the opinion that work changed the course of the condition making it worse.
If your claim is denied as a pre-existing condition, Call JH&Associates 1800-994-2204
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