As with health insurance coverage, most employees
believe workers' compensation does not cover illness or
injuries related to preexisting conditions. At the Law
Offices of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi,
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C., we have
successfully shown that work-related injuries can
exacerbate a previous injury or disability requiring
treatment, and workers' compensation may apply, even
preexisting conditions that were not job-related.
As a general rule, when a workplace injury aggravates
a preexisting injury or condition that prevents an
employee from working, the entire disability is
considered work related. While a preexisting condition
doesn't have to be job related, the aggravation or
exacerbation of the condition must be related in order
to entitle workers to receive workers' comp benefits.
Contact us at the Law Office of E. Gregory M.
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. to arrange a free consultation with a
workers' compensation lawyer regarding an aggravated or
chronic injury claim.
Normal Daily Activity Conflicts and Reasonable
If your preexisting condition is job-related, but an
escalation of the injury is the result of normal daily
activity, the new injury would not qualify for
compensation under workers' comp. In addition,
preexisting conditions made worse by a workplace injury
require employers to make reasonable accommodations for
disabled workers under federal ADA (Americans with
Disabilities Act) laws, so long as they can still
perform the duties of the job.
Do you have a claim against a person other
than your employer for an employment-related injury?
Third Party Claims.
Contact attorney Cannarozzi at the Law Offices of E.
Gregory M. Cannarozzi,
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. for a free initial consultation to
discuss your workers' compensation claim related to a
work-related injury that escalates your disabling
We cover Bergen County,
Passaic County, Hudson County, and Morris County in New Jersey. We also cover
New York City & Rockland County, New York. Call us today at (866) 784-2285