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Case With Pre-Existing Conditions

How A Workers Comp Attorney Can Help In Cases If Pre-Existing Conditions

Under New Jersey workers compensation rules, the claim of an employee with a pre-existing condition who is injured at work can often be denied. If your claim is denied due to a pre-existing condition, it is vital to contact an experienced workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. We understand the details behind pre-existing limitations, and we can often help pursue benefits when the limitations are invalid.

Getting Help From A New Jersey Workers Comp Lawyer

The workers compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. are dedicated to resolving your issues when an on-the-job injury or illness creates out-of-pocket medical expenses—or results in temporary or permanent disability. The bottom line is that pre-existing conditions may have no connection with your injury or illness—or that a previously manageable condition has been aggravated due to an accident at work. Consider the following examples:

  • A broken finger from a previous accident may have no bearing on a brain injury suffered when a heavy object falls from a high supply room shelf at work.
  • A minor case of curvature of the spine (scoliosis) may cause little or no daily distress until a slip on a wet lunchroom fall causes major spinal cord damage.
  • A prior knee injury does not cause any physical limitations until a fall from a scaffold further damages the knee, affecting the ability to walk—and requiring the employee to seek different employment at reduced wages.

Each workers comp attorney at our firm conducts a thorough investigation into your past medical history to identify options for improving the results of your claim. And when your workplace injuries are caused due to the negligence of a third party—such as the manufacturer of a defective product that causes your injuries—each workers comp lawyer at our firm also has extensive experience in the area of personal injury claims. We can tell you if you can file an additional claim against anyone outside your company who might be liable for expenses incurred due to your injury.

Call a NJ workers’ compensation lawyer today!

If you think that you have a workers compensation case, contact the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. to set up a free consultation. We only receive a fee if we obtain a recovery for you.