Workers’ compensation claims are rarely the easy, slam-dunk type cases that involve the quick agreement of all parties. Employers and insurers love to drag out the claims and appeals process, preventing workers from obtaining the compensation benefits they need to receive treatment and return to their everyday lives.
The good news is that you have an ally in your fight against unfair workers’ compensation practices. Our team of legal professionals assists scores of victims who have suffered injury in a forklift accident, ladder fall, or other type of construction accident in New Jersey.
One of the more difficult types of workers’ compensation cases: aggravation or exacerbation claims. Most workers do not realize that they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer aggravation of a condition that was initially caused by poor working conditions.
Say, for example, that you strained your back lifting an item at work. You received treatment for the strain through workers’ compensation, but you are still experiencing problems because you are required to lift heavy loads that are re-injuring your previously harmed back.
Workers’ compensation may also apply if you are experiencing aggravation to a previous condition that was not work-related. The key: You must disclose those previous injuries to your employer to give them a chance to make initial accommodations. If your job is causing you to aggravate an old sports injury, you may only be able to receive workers’ compensation if you informed your employer about your condition from the start.
Most workers are not familiar with the intricate rules that govern exacerbation or aggravation claims. However, you do not have to be an expert to get the help you deserve. Our team of attorneys can provide you with the information you need to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome in your workers’ compensation case. No one should have to suffer through the effects of an injury without legal and financial support.