Pre-Existing Conditions

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers often deny a work injury claim by alleging the condition was due to a “pre-existing condition.” Do not miss out on compensation that you deserve.

Workers’ compensation covers nearly all injuries and illnesses that are job-related. A pre-existing injury is covered as long as your condition was aggravated by an injury occurring on the job.

Example: Suppose you have been previously treated for lower back pain. As the result of lifting injury at work, your back pain becomes worse, preventing you from working. Since your back condition was aggravated by an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to medical care for your back injury, as well as other benefits, including wage loss payments.