To receive workers’ compensation benefits, your injury must happen at work. As a result, if you have a pre-existing injury or condition, it can complicate your claim. However, it should not keep you from receiving the benefits you deserve if your injuries are the result of an accident or injury on the job.
The attorneys at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, can help you. We have extensive experience protecting the rights of injured workers in New York. For more than 30 years, we have handled workers’ compensation claims in Staten Island and throughout New York City. We can help you protect your rights and prove your claim.
Proving Your Right To Benefits
Even if you have a pre-existing injury, we can collect, analyze and present the evidence necessary to prove that your injury was made worse as a result of an event at work. Whether your injuries were the result of an accident or the result of repetitive motion as a part of your job, we will work to show the impact this work event has had on your health.
You do have the right to choose your own doctor during your case. However, that doctor must be approved by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Throughout our decades of practice, we have built a network of medical professionals and industry experts. These experts can help to demonstrate the impact your work injury has had on your pre-existing condition. Then, we can use this evidence to secure the benefits you need to cover your medical expenses as well as a portion of your lost wages.
You Need An Attorney By Your Side
While an attorney is not legally required, proving that your injury was made worse at work can be complicated. An attorney can help you avoid potential pitfalls in your claim and assist you with appeals as a result of a claim denial. At our firm, we have experience handling these cases at every stage of the process, and we are committed to giving your case the attention and time you deserve.
Free Consultation About Your Pre-Existing Condition And Workers’ Compensation Claim
To speak with an attorney about your pre-existing condition and how it will impact your workers’ compensation claim, call us today at 347-201-4447. You can also send us an email. Your first consultation with a lawyer at our Staten Island firm is free of charge.