Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Injury or Condition
Concord Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have a pre-existing injury or condition that was aggravated by a
workplace injury, you should speak with The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt,
P.C. Home to a former insurance defense attorney, the firm is intimately
familiar with tactics insurance companies use to challenge and deny these
types of claims.
By working with The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C., you benefit from:
North Carolina's Workers' Compensation Law
A worker can have a pre-existing injury that was not work-related, or they
can have a pre-existing work-related injury where the new work-related
injury is aggravating the pre-existing injury. The firm’s Concord
workers’ compensation lawyer can help you prepare and file an effective
claim based on your pre-existing condition, even if the prior condition
was not work-related.
Under North Carolina
workers' compensation law, when an injury occurs due to a workers' idiopathic (cause unknown)
condition, it is not compensable. On the other hand, if hazards related
to employment contributed in some definite, discernable way as to cause
the accident, the employer may be liable.
If a compensable injury accelerates or aggravates a preexisting disease
or injury and contributes to injury or death, it is compensable even if
it would not have caused disability or death to a normal person.
Speak With a Qualified Professional About Your Case
Claims involving pre-existing injuries are something you should not handle
by yourself, because doing so could cause you to lose some valuable benefits
and rights. Since these cases are more complex than standard claims, the
sooner you hire a Concord workers’ compensation attorney, the more
benefits you are likely to receive, and the greater your chances of avoiding
a dispute with your employer or their insurance carrier.
The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. today to arrange your free consultation!
The firm proudly serves individuals throughout Rowan County (Salisbury), Stanly County (Albemarle), Iredell County (Mooresville and
Statesville), and Cabarrus County (Kannapolis).