Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Injury or Condition
Representing Victims of Aggravated Workplace Injuries in Concord
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 the 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 Law for Aggravation Injury and Workers' Compensation
A worker can have a pre-existing injury that was not work-related, or they
can have a pre-existing
work-related injury that has aggravated the new work-related 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, meaning the injured person cannot receive
compensation for that injury. On the other hand, if hazards related to
that individual's job contributed to causing the injury in a definite,
discernable way, the employer may be liable.
If a compensable injury accelerates or aggravates a pre-existing disease
or injury and contributes to further injury or death, the injured person
may pursue compensation even if his or her pre-existing condition would
not have caused disability or death to other individuals under ordinary
Speak With a Qualified Professional About Your Case
You should not handle claims involving pre-existing injuries by yourself,
as doing so could result in losing some valuable
benefits and rights. Since these cases are more complex than standard injury claims,
the sooner you hire a Concord workers’ compensation attorney, the
more benefits you are likely to receive and the greater your chances are
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).