Sacramento, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: I think my work aggravated a previous non-work injury - can I still make a claim?

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Steven James Foster
Steven James Foster
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chico, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, if your work activities aggravated, exacerbated, or accelerated your previous non-work condition. The insurance company will likely deny the claim until a doctor finds your condition was made worse by your work activities.

Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
Dr. Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you believe your work caused you bodily injury on top of a pre-existing non work injury you are still covered but the issue of apportionment will be a part of the claim.

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. Probably 90 percent of work injuries are really aggravations of pre-existing conditions.

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