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Dedicated Representation For Workers’ Comp Claims And Pre-Existing Injuries

Many hardworking individuals who are injured on the job or who aggravate a pre-existing injury at work do not realize that they can still file a workers’ compensation claim. Our workers’ compensation attorneys at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines understand the workers’ compensation laws in Iowa and can help you file a claim to recover benefits, even if you have a pre-existing injury.

Qualifying Pre-Existing Injuries

Under the existing workers’ compensation laws, if work activities cause your existing medical condition to accelerate or become aggravated, you can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. For example, if playing sports in high school led to a lower back injury, and a decade later that injury worsens because of work duties such as lifting, you have a valid claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

Experienced Workplace Accident Injury Attorneys

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.

We use our multiple generations of combined experience to create cases aimed at getting you the benefits you need. We have strong working relationships with highly qualified medical professionals who can provide documentation that illustrates how your pre-existing injury has worsened due to work-related activities. We can also help you appeal your claim if it was originally denied.

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 enough to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Schedule A Free Case Assessment

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied on the grounds of a pre-existing injury, consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your legal rights. Our firm’s attorneys can review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment during a no-obligation free consultation. Send us an email or contact us by calling our office at 888-773-8531 to begin discussing your options today.