The aggravation of a pre-existing condition means that an existing medical problem that may or may not be significant or causing impairment, has been aggravated or worsened by work that has been done in order to fulfill job requirements. When an existing condition is worsened, an individual may not be able to continue in that job. If you have suffered the aggravation of a pre-existing condition, we may be able to help you obtain workers’ compensation for the losses you have suffered.

At the law office of Louis P. Lombardi II Law, LLC, we represent the rights of injured workers. Our firm provides clients with representation in a wide range of workers’ compensation-related issues, including dealing with cases where an existing medical condition has become overwhelming and in need of additional medical attention. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific case and needs, call us today at 610.239.7600.

Types of Pre-Existing Conditions

Some of the common types of medical conditions that are prone to aggravation include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries
  • Low back injuries
  • Other back problems
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Eye conditions or eyesight
  • Hearing issues
  • Pulmonary conditions such as asthma

Workers’ Comp Insurance Claims

When an employer or workers’ compensation insurance company receives a claim about the aggravation of a pre-existing condition, it may be possible that they are less willing to accept the claim. They will most likely attempt to look for some reason that the new problem is really a continuation of a prior condition rather than any on-the-job injury that is causing symptoms.

There are several questions the insurance company will ask, such as:

  • Did anyone witness the accident or incident?
  • Was the injury promptly reported to the employer by the injured worker?
  • When did the worker seek medical attention?
  • Was the prior condition explained to the initial treating doctor?
  • What type of medical evidence is there that the pre-existing condition was worsened by the job injury?
  • Is the worker describing more pain without medical evidence?

Contact a Montgomery County Work Injury Lawyer

Contact a skilled workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your options for seeking the benefits you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation and take no attorney fees unless we recover money for you. Call us toll free at 610.239.7600.