What If I Have Pre-Existing Conditions?
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe Can Help You Prove What Caused Your Injury
Living with pain, medical bills and lost wages after a common accident at work or an occupational disease can be difficult enough. But in certain cases, proving what caused your pain can be even more difficult. Pennsylvania employers and Workers’ Compensation insurance providers will often try to argue that a worker’s injury or disease existed before starting a job or was caused by something other than their job – even when it may be apparent that an injury is directly linked to that job.
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, we understand that proving the cause and extent of your injuries to your manager, doctor and Workers’ Compensation companies can be a complex process. We’re here to help. Attorney Jaffe has handled more than 1,000 Workers’ Compensation cases. Our legal team takes your case seriously. If your work-related injury or illness is not related to a pre-existing condition, we can prove it and go after the benefit you rightfully deserve.
Documenting your Workplace Injury
If you believe you’ve been injured while on-the-job or developed an occupational disease as a result of a job-related duty or hazardous condition, documenting your symptoms and work tasks related to your injury is essential. Whether you were injured in a slip, trip and fall accident and symptoms were apparent immediately or developed a repetitive stress injury at an office or manufacturing plant, recording every detail of your injury or illness can help prove the cause and extent of your injury to the Workers’ Compensation Judge.
Documentation is especially important because, under Pennsylvania law, certain provisions allow the Workers’ Compensation insurance company to deny benefits if it’s believed that a prior condition or illness existed. In the event of an accident, your employer’s insurance company is liable for the aggravation of an existing condition, while occupational illnesses must be proven to have been caused by activities related to the job itself.
The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC is ready to help. Contact us. We will help you navigate through the entire Workers’ Compensation process, from filing your initial claim to appealing a denied claim to the appropriate court. Call 866-800-3332 for a free case evaluation. Don’t delay and jeopardize the benefits you justly deserve.