Catonsville, MD asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: Can workers comp deny my claim of a broken bone when it was not broke before?

I sprained my ankle a week ago but it had healed. When I slipped and fell I was sent to the er from work and they said it was broke. Talked to my employer today and she stated that workers comp might deny the case due to the previous injury.

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Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hampton, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: They can deny and you would need to file a claim for benefits.

I notice that your address is in MD.

If the injury occurred in Virginia, my website has a work injury guide that will assist you.

https://hamptonworkerscomp.com/

Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If this is a Virginia claim, you can file a Claim for Benefits with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission at 1-877-664-2566. That being said if you had a pre-existing condition, then the insurer often uses this as an excuse not to pay the claim.

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