Will my Workers Compensation Claim be Denied because of a Pre-Existing Condition?
One of the most frequent questions I get from potential clients concerns injuries or symptoms prior to their work injury. In fact, while legally the existence of symptoms or injuries experienced before an on the job injury standing alone is not a valid basis for denial of a workers comp claim, this concept is universally relied on by insurance companies and insurance adjusters in denying claims for workers compensation benefits even where the injured worker is totally disabled by an accidental injury at work. In general, for example, if you suffered lower back pain prior to injuring your lower back at work, you may still have a valid claim for workers compensation benefits including temporary total disability and medical benefits. However, the analysis can be complicated and highly dependent on the medical evidence.
For that reason, it is recommended that injured workers with prior symptoms or injuries retain an experienced workers compensation attorney to discuss the details. T. Andrew Miller spent years working for workers compensation insurance companies and claims adjusters and understands what can win or lose your case in court. If you have questions about your Georgia workers compensation claim, contact The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller today for a free consultation.