Many hardworking individuals who are injured on the job or who aggravate a pre-existing injury at work fail to collect compensation they deserve because they do not fully understand workers' compensation laws.
If you aggravate or accelerate an existing medical condition because of work activities, you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. For example, if you injured your lower back playing high school sports and a decade later that injury is aggravated because of lifting done as part of your current work duties, you have a valid claim for workers' compensation benefits.
The Iowa pre-existing injuries attorneys at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines will help you receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
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A company doctor may tell you that the previous injury many years ago disqualifies you for benefits. In truth, your employer may be trying to avoid paying you and may even tell you that you need to continue working in order to get paid even though that could cause further injuries.
With more than 75 years of combined experience on our side, we know how to put together strong cases designed to get you the benefits you need. We have strong working relationships with highly qualified medical professionals who can provide the necessary documentation to show exactly how your work activities caused a pre-existing condition to become worse.
It is not necessary for work to be the only factor or even the lead factor in the worsening of your condition. If work contributed to the problem, that may be sufficient to receive workers' compensation benefits.
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If your workers' compensation claim has been denied on the grounds of a pre-existing injury, you need to consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney about your legal rights. We can review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment during a no-obligation free consultation.