Workers’ Compensation and pre-existing conditions

Workers’ compensation may be available for those who aggravate of a pre-existing condition. If you have a work injury and aggravated a pre-existing condition in Pennsylvania, contact the experienced lawyers at Dugan & Associates, Lawyers Representing Injured People. We handle work injuries including people whose work injury aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Many people have underlying health conditions that do not prevent them from working. Some people even have health problems and don’t even know it. Common examples are arthritis, degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease. It may not be until you are hurt on the job that you then seek medical treatment that you even find out that you have such underlying health problems. However it wasn’t until you suffered the work injury that you are now unable to perform the type of work that you had been doing.

If you suffer a work related injury that aggravates an underlying condition that now materially and substantially contributes to your inability to work you may be entitled to workers’ compensation payments or even a lump sum settlement. In workers’ compensation disability is synonymous with loss in earning power.

There are all types of underlying, or pre-existing conditions that can be aggravated by a work injury and considered compensable under the workmens compensation act. Such pre-existing conditions may include but not be limited to herniated discs, torn ligaments in knees, wrists, elbows, shoulders, or even heart disease.

If you or a loved one suffer a work injury and or are hurt on the job and aggravate a pre-existing condition and you work injury materially contributes to your condition and disability you should contact the experienced legal team and Pittsburgh workers’ compensation attorneys at Dugan & Associates at 412-922-0800.

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