Media Work Injury Attorneys
In Pennsylvania a preexisting condition is typically defined by insurance companies as a health issue that existed prior to applying for a health insurance policy or enroll in a new health plan. If you are injured at work, and that injury aggravates a preexisting condition, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. If the injury was aggravated by doing your job or work related tasks it can be deemed a new injury. Many people in today’s workforce have a preexisting condition and perform just fine at work. Frequently, a disease, ailment or disorder that has laid dormant may not cause you any pain or discomfort until you injure yourself at work. Examples could be arthritis, or degenerative disc disease.
Preexisting Conditions Lawyers in Pennsylvania
If you have been injured while at work and the injury provoked a preexisting condition you may be eligible for workers compensation benefits in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To discuss your claim call The Law Office of Donze & Donze at 610-444-8018.
Preexisting Condition Factors to Consider
Determining if a preexisting condition injury will qualify you for workers compensation benefits depends on several factors that need to be considered:
Factor 1: Was the preexisting condition causing pain or problems prior to getting injured at work?
Factor 2: Did the workplace injury irritate the preexisting injury to the extent that the pain is constantly worse than it was prior to injury?
Factor 3: Were there any odd noises or strange sensations coming from pre-injured area at time of on the job injury?
Factor 4: After injury, is pain still localized to original area of injury? Or, has it moved to different area of same body part?
Factor 5: Has the range of motion decreased in area of preexisting condition since injury?
The factors mentioned above can be very helpful in determining if you have sustained a new injury, or irritated an existing one. As with any injury, it is important to contact a medical professional regarding your accident or injury. Being honest and offering a complete medical history is extremely important. You should not attempt to hide any prior injuries with health care providers. Doing so could possibly disqualify you from workers compensation benefits.
Contact a Southeastern PA Work Injury Lawyer
If you have been hurt on the job it may make sense to contact a Pennsylvania Work Injury Lawyer regarding your claim. This is true whether you have a preexisting injury or not. Call The Law Office of Donze & Donze in Kennett Square, PA today regarding your claim. They have offices conveniently located in Kennett Square & Media, Pennsylvania. They also serve injured workers throughout the entire Philadelphia 5 county area including Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia & Bucks Counties. Let their experience work for you. They can be reached at 610-444-8018. You can also click here to email Donze & Donze.