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Fighting For Workers With Pre-Existing Conditions

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Did you know that you do not have to suffer an accident at work to receive New York workers' compensation benefits? If you had an existing injury or condition that was made worse by or aggravated by your current work, we at The Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, P.C., can help you receive workers' compensation benefits. We have helped countless Nassau County, Long Island and New York City workers with their pre-existing injury and workers' compensation.

For example, if you previously had a back injury, and the physical labor at work made it worse, workers' compensation insurance could cover that injury as a new accident. Similarly, if you had a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis, and typing every day at work made it worse to the point that you were unable to work for some time, or needed surgery, workers' compensation insurance could cover this as a new injury.

Even if you don't notice the pain from the injury until later, you could qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

Do I Need An Attorney To File A Claim For Aggravation Of A Pre-Existing Condition?

It is important to consult with a lawyer in this situation, as you will need to provide details during the claims process such as specific dates of your original injury or diagnosis. An attorney can help ensure there are no errors that would deter you from receiving benefits, and can help make sure the details you provide prove that your employer's workers' compensation insurance is responsible for your medical expenses and lost wages.

Do Not Become A Victim Of The Insurance Company

The workers' compensation insurance company is looking out for their bottom line — making money. The more claims they approve and pay out, the less money they make. This is why they will look for any small detail or error in claims involving work injuries and pre-existing conditions to deny your claim. Do not fall victim to these practices.

Because aggressive attorneys represent the insurance company and your employer, defending their own interests, you need the same to level the playing field. Having an attorney by your side from The Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, P.C., means you will have someone working tirelessly and persistently to stand up for your rights and get you the best possible outcome.

With our no-fee promise, it costs you nothing to call us and secure an attorney for your case. Call our office in Westbury today at 516-240-9038, or visit our contact page.