New Jersey Work Injury Lawyer Will Help with Aggravation or Exacerbation Workers’ Compensation Claims

It is not uncommon for an asymptomatic injury to suddenly become unbearably painful after a workplace accident. For example, you could have an underlying degenerative condition that was made worse by a slip & fall accident at work. Do not make the mistake of thinking that workers’ compensation only covers entirely new injuries. If you had a preexisting injury that was aggravated or exacerbated by an incident at work, you may be entitled to compensation. However, most workers’ compensation claims will be denied if the employee had a preexisting injury. That’s why it is crucial for you to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side when you contest the initial ruling.
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman knows how to get results for clients in workers’ compensation cases. Our experienced lawyers have helped injured workers file aggravation or exacerbation claims throughout New Jersey, including Cumberland County, Burlington County, and Camden County. We are passionate about helping injured workers because we don’t believe that anyone should be punished simply for doing their job. Call us now to discuss your situation and learn about your legal options.

Workers’ Comp Claims in Cumberland County

Most workers’ comp claims involve injuries that “arise out of employment.” However, even if your preexisting condition is not work-related, you are still eligible for workers’ compensation so long as the condition was aggravated by the performance of job-related tasks. The main requirement for a claim is that the aggravation of your injury must have occurred on the job. This can be difficult to prove because your employer’s insurance company may argue that you escalated the injury through your normal daily activities outside of work.

Workers’ compensation provides injured workers with necessary medical treatment and lost wages for any time missed from work. Moreover, if the worker is unable to return to work because of the aggravation of a preexisting injury, the worker may be entitled to disability compensation. Beyond that, not only are you entitled to workers’ compensation for aggravation of a preexisting injury; you might also be entitled to reasonable accommodations at work if the injury prevents you from performing certain tasks.

Fight Insurance Companies in NJ Workers’ Compensation Cases

Insurance companies are notorious for fighting aggravation claims in workers’ compensation cases.  One of the first arguments that the insurance company is likely to make in your case is that your injury was preexisting. That’s why it is imperative that you have an attorney to prove that your injury was actually made worse by the performance of your job duties.

Some insurance companies also argue that the worker is not being forthright about the true cause of their injuries. That’s why your attorney needs to make sure that all relevant medical reports are made available as early as possible.

Call a Bridgeton Exacerbation Injury Attorney

Craig Altman and the other skilled attorneys at our firm are prepared to contest the denial of your benefits and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today to discuss your aggravation or exacerbation claim with a member of our legal team. You can also fill out the online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our offices in Vineland or Pennsauken.


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The Law Firm of Craig A. Altman Helps Injured Workers in Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey.

If you’ve been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the Law Firm of Craig. A. Altman will help you. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to get you a large financial settlement. You can call us 24 hours a day at 215-569-4488, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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