What Happens If You Aggravate An Old Injury at Work?
If an existing medical condition is aggravated or accelerated because of work activities, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. For example, if you hurt your lower back in a car accident a decade ago and that injury has recently been aggravated because of lifting done as part of your current work duties, benefits are available. At Midwest Disability, our Minnesota lawyers will help you get all of the benefits you are entitled to.
Employers Take Employees As They Are
When your employer hired you, they took on the responsibility of keeping you safe. That responsibility is not mitigated by pre-existing injuries or health conditions. If you have lower back problems and they are made worse by your work duties, your employer is responsible. The only problem is that employers rarely want to accept responsibility. Together with their workers’ compensation insurance company, they will often try to avoid paying claims related to aggravation of a pre-existing injury.
Aggravated a Preexisting Condition? We Will Get the Work Comp Benefits You Need
With years of experience on our side, we know how to put together strong workers’ compensation cases designed to get you the benefits you need. In cases involving pre-existing conditions, we know the importance of working with medical professionals to get all of the necessary documentation to show exactly how work activities caused a pre-existing condition to become worse.
Free Case Evaluations and Free Consultations for Injured Workers
What happens if you aggravate an old injury at work? Let’s talk about your situation. Start with a free case evaluation. All cases involving preexisting conditions are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees until we recover benefits.