What If I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?
“Will preexisting conditions prevent me from getting workers compensation?”
A previous injury, or a pre-existing condition, does not necessarily disqualify you from filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Work comp benefits are still available for work injuries that aggravate pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, employers and insurance adjusters may not always explain these rights and may try to limit the amount of benefits you are eligible to receive.
Learn More From Our Knowledgeable Pennsylvania Lawyers
If you suffered an injury to your back, knee or other area of the body prior to an accident at work, but that accident caused you to re-injure that body part, you are still eligible to make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Since it can hard to get a straightforward answer about a pre-existing condition from an employer or insurance adjuster, you need a lawyer who can explain your rights and protect them during the process.
Let Us Help You Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Call us at Martin Law in Philadelphia at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Our experienced attorneys will help you decide whether to file a third-party claim.