Aggravation Injuries in Lawrence, NJ
With Offices in Hamilton and Pennington, NJ
Although a majority of workers’ compensation cases involve new injuries, sometimes a worker’s preexisting injury is exacerbated. In fact, an injury that was otherwise manageable can become a chronic condition after being exacerbated by a workplace accident. If your injury becomes too painful to deal with, you might find it impossible to continue working at your current job. Regardless of the extent of your work-related injuries, it is important that you receive sufficient medical treatment so that your health does not deteriorate. It is also important for you to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your legal options.
Lawyer for Exacerbation Claims Ewing, NJ
Cohen & Riechelson is a law firm with a track record of success when it comes to filing workers’ compensation claims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We have more than 40 years of experience helping injured workers’ get compensation throughout Mercer County, including Hamilton, Princeton, and Ewing. Additionally, we are a local firm with important ties to the community and connections in New Jersey workers’ compensation courts, which gives us an edge in your case because we have specialized institutional knowledge. Call CR today to discuss your workers’ compensation case.
Workers’ Comp Law for Exacerbation Injuries in Mercer County
Just about every employee in New Jersey is covered by workers’ compensation laws. The typical workers’ comp claim is heard in a special Workers’ Compensation Court. These cases usually involve entirely new injuries. However, sometimes a work-related incident can result in the aggravation of a preexisting injury. When this happens, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation because your exacerbated injuries arose out of employment.
In order to successfully file a claim for workers’ compensation involving a preexisting injury, you must prove that the aggravation of your injury occurred on the job. Additionally, full disclosure of past medical history is absolutely required when filing an aggravated or exacerbation claim. If you fail to disclose any previous injuries, you could be denied workers’ compensation benefits later on.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for Aggravation of Injuries in Trenton, NJ
The most common injuries in aggravation or exacerbation cases include back injuries, knee injuries, respiratory damage, repetitive stress injuries, hearing loss, and muscle strains. If you have suffered one of these injuries, workers’ compensation should cover the costs of your medical treatment, as well as lost wages for time you had to miss from work. If the aggravation injury prevents you from ever returning to work, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits.
Keep in mind that the fact that your injuries came from a preexisting medical condition may limit the amount of damages to which you are entitled. That’s why it is crucial for you to have the assistance of an experienced workers’ comp lawyer.
Speak with a Hopewell NJ Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Cohen & Riechelson can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and get you the benefits you deserve. Additionally, we do not charge any legal fees until we win your case and get you compensated. Call us anytime to discuss your workers’ comp case, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our Hamilton or Pennington offices.