Are you eligible for Georgia workers’ compensation benefits if your injury was an aggravation of a pre-existing medical condition?
Most people do not understand how the workers compensation system in Georgia addresses pre-existing conditions and there is a good chance that your employer may offer incorrect information.
As I discuss in this video, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits for a re-injury to a previously damaged body part. For example, if you hurt your low back five years ago, received treatment and returned to work, and just re-injured your back, you are eligible for the same benefits as you would get if your injury was entirely new.
If your employer, an insurance adjuster or a workers’ compensation doctor tells you that you cannot collect work injury benefits due to a pre-existing condition, that information is simply wrong.
Your employer may have a full or partial defense to your claim if you lied about a pre-existing condition in a pre-employment physical and associated paperwork, but that is a different question.
The damage caused by the original injury will be accounted for when your workers’ compensation doctor prepares a #PPD (permanent partial disability) rating.
Questions about settlement value in cases where there were pre-existing conditions can be confusing and you probably should seek legal advice about these issues. If I can be of service, please call me. #preexistingcondition #preexistingconditionsandworkerscompensation #workerscompensationsettlements #backinjuriesgeorgiaworkerscompensation #atlantaworkerscompensation
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