Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you were injured you might be worried that pre existing medical conditions could ruin your right to benefits. Watch this video to find out if you are eligible

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Question:

Does Workers’ comp covered pre existing medical conditions?

Answer:

I had a client in the other day who had a little bit of a complicated matter. They had a preexisting condition and then aggravated that condition while at work. In Massachusetts, there are a couple of standards.Pre Existing Medical ConditionsIf it’s a prior work-related injury that’s aggravated, even the slightest aggravation is a new claim. If it’s a non-work-related prior injury that’s aggravated, it’s a little bit different in that you have to prove that the new injury is at least one of the “major factors” in your need for treatment or disability; it doesn’t have to be the “predominant cause”.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured during work and have questions about pre existing medical conditions? Contact a Lowell workers compensation lawyer at The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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