Pre-existing Injuries

If you have any pre-existing injuries that were aggravated at work, watch this video where our North Carolina attorney explains how you should proceed.

Question:

Could I get workers’ comp if my pre-existing injury was aggravated at work?

Answer:

The other day, someone from North Carolina called me and wanted to know if they could get workers’ comp benefits after they had been injured on the job. They reported their injury to their employer and then they went to the doctor. They told the doctor they had injured the same shoulder ten years ago. The employer and the workers’ compensation carrier got a copy of the medical record and then sent a letter saying that they were denying the claim due to a pre-existing condition.

This is wrong. Pre-existing InjuriesIn North Carolina, if you have a material aggravation to a body part that has been injured before, but you were able to work, the employer cannot deny the claim on the basis of pre-existing condition. That’s an employer trick. If you are hearing things like that from the workers’ compensation carrier or the employer themselves, that’s a red flag that you need to contact an experienced Richmond County, NC workers’ compensation attorney that can help you dig and get your case back on track and protect your rights, your right to future medical care, and the rights of your family that you are supporting. Feel free to contact our office and let us help.


Were you or a loved one severely injured by a negligent person in North Carolina and have questions about pre-existing injuries? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC personal injury lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

My office takes care of everything, so you can rest and focus your attention on your recovery.

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