If you have a pre-existing medical condition — a knee injury from a previous car accident or chronic back pain, for example — it may be difficult to prove that your condition was made worse by a workplace injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney at our law firm can prove that your prior injury was aggravated by an on-the-job injury and that it limits your ability to perform your job.
Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., has more than 25 years of experience representing injured workers from Long Island, New York. We are just one toll-free phone call away: 800-671-4927. In a free initial consultation, we can talk to you about your rights and options.
We Help With Workers’ Compensation And Pre-Existing Conditions
Your workers’ compensation claim can be affected when an old injury is aggravated by a new injury. This issue must be addressed by an attorney who has complete knowledge of how to effectively handle your claim. If you had a pre-existing injury and performed your job without restriction and the injury was then aggravated further by a work accident, you should be eligible to receive benefits as though you were injured for the first time.
As with all workers’ compensation claims, medical documentation is important. A doctor’s examination should show that your prior injury was aggravated by a work-related accident. You do have the right to seek a medical opinion from a doctor of your choosing, as long as he or she is authorized by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to treat workers’ compensation patients.
You’ve Worked Hard, And Now We Will Fight For You
Reporting aggravations to pre-existing conditions is very complicated, and injured workers frequently experience many roadblocks when seeking benefits. If you are faced with this challenge, our dedicated attorneys can help you obtain the compensation benefits that you deserve.
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Does your workers’ compensation claim involve aggravation of a pre-existing condition? Do not wait to speak with a qualified attorney from Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P. Please call our NYC-area law firm toll free at 800-671-4927 for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your legal options or contact usonline.