While injuries sustained by workers entirely on the job are covered under workers’ compensation, so is the aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Employers and insurance companies, however, will often state that workers are not fully forthcoming about conditions to deny claims.
If a worker had a surgery to a body part that is injured, the new injury is covered as a new accident. If the worker did not disclose the previous injuries/surgery, the employer may be able to deny benefits successfully.
If you or a loved one has suffered an aggravation to a pre-existing injury, it is crucial to inform yourself. These types of injuries are nuanced, complicated and context driven. Fortunately, our lawyers have been working on workers’ compensation cases for more than two decades. We are ready to put our experience to work for you.
Our team fuses comprehensive workers’ compensation knowledge with an unwavering approach to advocacy. If you sustained another injury due to aggravation of a pre-existing injury, we will do everything possible to obtain commensurate benefits.
Even in circumstances when pre-existing conditions were not fully disclosed, benefits may still be available. That said, an ideal resolution must come from early and decisive action. We encourage you to get in touch to fully understand to what you may be entitled so that we can help you build your case.
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss workers’ compensation and pre-existing injuries in Iowa with one of our Davenport industrial accident attorneys, call 563-441-1616 or email Leddin Law Firm, P.C.