Skilled Representation For Aggravation Or Exacerbation Claims
If you have a pre-existing condition that has been aggravated or exacerbated by your work duties, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These claims are complex and your employer may try to deny or limit the amount of benefits you are entitled to receive.
At Becker, Kellogg & Berry, P.C., we have extensive experience handling aggravation and exacerbation claims. We work hard to help injured workers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, get the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to receive.
Do You Have A Pre-Existing Condition?
If you suffered a back injury, neck injury or knee injury prior to a work-related accident, and that accident aggravated your injury, you are not disqualified from filing a workers’ compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. However, without an experienced lawyer on your side, your claim may be denied or your benefits may be limited.
When you see a doctor for your injury, it is important to inform him or her of your pre-existing condition. Failure to disclose this information could result in negative consequences. The doctor’s opinion on whether your injury was aggravated by work activities could make a significant impact on your case.
Employers and their insurance companies will do whatever it takes to avoid paying claims relating to the aggravation or exacerbation of an existing injury. Our lead attorney Bryan G. Bosta knows how to prepare these claims for success. He will protect your rights and help you get the financial recovery you need and deserve.