I have an old injury that began bothering me when I injured myself at work. Will this injury be covered even though it is pre-existing?

Yes, if your work duties cause an aggravation of  preexisting condition then you should be covered by workers’ compensation. However, this decision will depend upon your doctors saying that the work activities aggravated, accelerated, and/or made your preexisting condition worse.  Work injuries involving preexisting conditions may be denied by the employer in an attempt to avoid paying benefits to the worker.

My Workers Compensation Claim has been Denied – what should I do?

If you’re claim has been denied because of a preexisting injury, you will likely need an attorney. You have the right to have workers’ compensation pay for your lost wages if you can prove that your work has aggravated or accelerated a preexisting condition. Because advocating for yourself can be hard, our attorneys are here to help.

At Walker, Billingsley & Bair, we understand how frustrating it is when your employer denies your claim.  We can help you get the benefits you deserve.

Our attorneys are passionate about workers in our state and are determined to work hard to get you your full benefit amount. To learn more, call us today at 641-792-3595 or fill out our online contact form.  

Corey Walker
With over 20 years legal experience, Corey has been recognized for his work as an injury attorney.