Arthritis and Workers’ Compensation
Have you received a workers’ compensation benefit denial due to a preexisting condition such as preexisting arthritis or degenerative disc disease? Don’t give up.
It is common for most workers’ compensation cases involving a preexisting condition to be initially denied. However, aggravation of preexisting arthritis or other preexisting conditions in a work-related accident is considered a new injury under the law.
Likewise, it can be challenging to obtain fair benefits in these situations, so it’s important to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can aggressively assert your rights.
You’ll find such lawyers here at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo. Our award-winning team knows what it takes to win tough cases against powerful insurance companies and employers. We’ve been doing it for more than 80 years.
You May Be Owed Compensation For Your Work-Related Arthritis
Are you suffering from work-related arthritis? You have just 120 days to file your work comp claim in PA. Reach out to us by email or by calling us at 800-952-9640. Your initial consultation is completely free, and you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win.
What Are The Different Types Of Arthritis?
The word “arthritis” is used generally to explain many different types of rheumatic conditions that affect a person’s joints, the tissue that surrounds those joints, and connective joint tissue.
This list of arthritis types contains links to helpful websites where you can learn more. Rest assured, our attorneys have helped Pennsylvania workers suffering from all forms of arthritis, and we’re ready to help you, too.
Symptoms of arthritis can manifest slowly or quite suddenly. Common symptoms include stiffness, swelling, redness, pain around one or more joint (i.e. knees, wrists, hands, hips, and shoulders), and limitation of the function of surrounding and supportive body structures.
Building Your Arthritis-Related Injury Case
In preparing a workers’ compensation claim, our attorneys work closely with you and with your medical professionals to identify factors, including whether:
- Your arthritic condition worsened due to a work injury.
- There has been an anatomical change in your condition due to your work conditions.
- An asymptomatic injury or condition been stimulated due to a work injury, resulting in an expansion of symptoms.
Working through these questions helps create a compelling argument that shows how your job contributed to your condition.
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 preexisting arthritic conditions that are aggravated while working.
To win your preexisting arthritis case, you will have to prove that your condition worsened while working on the job. That’s not always an easy task, so having the right attorney in your corner can make a big difference.
Speaking with our Pennsylvania lawyers is a good first step toward obtaining the benefits you deserve. Your initial consultation is free, and we do not charge any attorney’s fees unless we succeed on your behalf. Send us an email or call us at 800-952-9640.