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Los Angeles Pre-Existing Conditions Lawyer
Pre-existing conditions may or may not pose a problem when you try to file a workers’ compensation claim after a workplace injury. It is not uncommon for workers’ compensation insurers to assert that claimants’ prior injuries are the real problem, rather than the more recent on-the-job accident. Top-notch medical care providers can help answer the question of “What was the real cause?” of a person’s pain or injury. A careful review of medical records and work history can confirm a set of facts such as this example:
- A worker suffered a minor injury some months or years ago.
- The injury healed or was minor enough not to cause ongoing pain or impairment.
- The person was able to work for months or years despite the pre-existing injury or condition.
- A recent workplace accident exacerbated the site of the previous injury.
- This resulted in a need for medical treatment, as well as inability to work, either temporarily or permanently.
The impact of the pre-existing injury on your claim for compensation will depend on a variety of factors. It may, in fact, reduce the total compensation that you stand to receive from all sources. However, it should not relieve the workers’ compensation insurer of responsibility for your new injury.
Perhaps the real problem with the double injuries is that your employer suddenly changed duties that you were responsible for. The result was that stress was now put upon the site of the old injury. Your work history is an important element to consider as you prepare to fight for compensation from all relevant sources.
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For over 30 years, our attorneys have been helping injured workers throughout Los Angeles County in Southern California, including people residing in or working in these cities:
- San Gabriel
- Rowland Heights
- Diamond Bar
- Hacienda Heights
- Chino Hills
- City of Industry
If you’ve been seriously injured on the job near our law offices in San Gabriel, Huntington Park and Rowland Heights, contact The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you. Call 626-282-6868 or 888-517-9888 or send us an email.