Aggravated Pre-Existing Arthritis Is Considered An Injury By Law

Have you received a workers' compensation benefit denial due to a pre-existing condition such as pre-existing arthritis or degenerative disc disease? Don't give up. Most workers' compensation cases involving a pre-existing condition are initially denied. However, aggravation of pre-existing arthritis or other pre-existing conditions in a work-related accident is considered a new injury under the law. Because it can be challenging to obtain fair benefits in these situations, it is important to consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer who can aggressively assert your rights.

If you have aggravated your pre-existing arthritis in a work-related accident, our Philadelphia pre-existing arthritis injury attorneys can help. Email our law firm or call 877-794-2396 to arrange a consultation at any of our 11 office locations throughout Pennsylvania.

Decades Of Experience Representing Injured Workers

At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we have been helping injured workers in Pennsylvania since our law firm was founded in 1936. Our attorneys understand the factors that must be demonstrated in complex work injury cases and have the experience and diligence to provide effective assistance to clients in cases involving pre-existing arthritic conditions that are aggravated while working.

Building Your Injury Case

In preparing your workers' compensation appeal, our attorneys work closely with you and with your medical professionals to identify factors, including:

  • Has your arthritic condition worsened due to a work injury?
  • Has there been an anatomical change in your condition due to your work conditions?
  • Has an asymptomatic injury or condition been stimulated due to a work injury, resulting in an expansion of symptoms?

Many people suffer from arthritis or other medical conditions without ever knowing due to the lack of symptoms. People who work a lot with their hands or feet, people who perform repetitive heavy lifting or people who perform other demanding work can sustain a work injury that aggravates a pre-existing injury or arthritis and causes symptoms to emerge. Workers in these situations may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Get Help Securing Compensation For An Arthritic Injury

Contact our Pennsylvania law firm to arrange a free initial consultation about your arthritic job injury with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. Call us at 877-794-2396.