Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition
Excellent Attorneys Helping Clients With Pre-Existing Conditions
Many cases involving workers’ compensation claims involve people suffering an injury that aggravated physical damage that predated the accident. Insurance companies that identify a pre-existing condition will do everything in their power to deny a claim. Our job is to fight aggressively to secure the benefits you deserve.
You Can Collect Workers’ Comp Benefits With A Pre-Existing Condition
A pre-existing condition is a physical or psychological condition that contributes to disability or need for treatment. It can take the form of a physical injury, occupational disease or personality disorder. New workers’ compensation laws passed in 2003 state that the pre-existing condition does not contribute to disability or need for treatment if that damage makes you more susceptible to injury.
Insurance companies take pre-existing conditions into account when determining coverage for workers’ compensation. Denying or minimizing claims based on pre-existing injury is commonplace even if the prior injuries have little or nothing to do with your current medical problems. Essentially, the employer has the burden of showing that the current injury represents 51 percent of the disability when combined with the pre-existing condition.
An Outstanding Firm At Your Side In Securing Workers’ Comp Benefits
Insurance companies will try to get around the law when it comes to pre-existing conditions. Our job is to make them adhere to the letter of the law and secure the maximum amount of workers’ compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Contact Us Today For A Free Initial Consultation
If you suffer from a pre-existing condition and have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact Friedman Law Offices at 888-419-6876 for an immediate evaluation of your case. There is no cost for an initial consultation.