There are many reasons why an employer may dispute a workers’ compensation claim. One of the most common tactics used is claiming that a valid work injury is actually a pre-existing condition. Contrary to what many California workers know, many pre-existing conditions are actually covered by workers’ compensation benefits in some cases.
If a worker aggravated a pre-existing condition due to his or her work environment, suffered because work caused the pre-existing condition to spread to other parts of the body or a work accident caused a pre-existing condition to limit range of motion, valid grounds for a workers’ compensation claim exist. The amount of benefits paid will vary on a case-by-case basis. The scope and type of damage will also be considered.
We have experience fighting for the rights of injured workers who have been hurt in the workplace, including those who suffer from pre-existing conditions. When the situation calls for financial compensation to be granted to the injured worker, we will not stop until the rightful recovery is obtained. We do this by our knowledge of workers’ rights in California and extensive experience in various types of workers’ compensation cases.
Filing for and receiving rightful benefits can be a difficult process for the injured worker. We provide assistance from the very beginning, helping with the initial claim and evaluating the options available. Do not let a work injury or pre-existing condition keep you from the recovery that you deserve. Reach out for help as soon as possible.