You Can Recover Benefits For Aggravation Of A Pre-Existing Condition
It’s common for individuals who work a number of years at labor-intensive jobs to have suffered some type of injury or developed a chronic medical condition. Under California law, if a worker suffers an aggravation of a pre-existing injury or disease, it constitutes a new injury and is compensable through the workers’ compensation process.
These cases are complex. Because employers are intent on minimizing the amount of benefits they pay out, they often argue the aggravation of a pre-existing injury was not related to work activity and does not qualify for workers’ comp benefits.
At the Law Offices of Anthony Choe, our role is to prove that the aggravation of a pre-existing injury or illness is directly related to work activity. Your duties at work may cause a temporary or permanent increase in disability that may require medical treatment or a change of course in ongoing treatment.
Medical Evidence Is Vital
Attorney Anthony Choe will review your past medical records carefully in order to be thoroughly familiar with past injuries. Mr. Choe knows how to analyze test results, and he understands what aspects of diagnostic testing are important to prove your case.
If your pre-existing medical condition aggravates, it is often a good idea to enlist the assistance of a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer like Mr. Choe to help submit your initial claim. The key to recovering the benefits you deserve is presenting medical evidence that shows your pre-existing injury was substantially aggravated by a work accident or work-related activity.
Let Us Review Your Case
We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. The initial consultation is free, and we only collect if you do. Call 213-788-4448 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.
We represent clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.