Workers' compensation provides wage and medical benefits for people who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. One question that commonly arises among injured workers is whether workers' compensation provides benefits for the aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
What happens if you aggravate a pre-existing injury such as a knee, shoulder or back injury? What if a medical condition such as asthma or arthritis is aggravated as a result of your work conditions? Are you entitled to benefits?
In Ohio, the answer depends on the severity of the aggravation. Workers are entitled to benefits for a substantial aggravation of a pre-existing injury. Cases involving pre-existing conditions are complex, so it is important that you retain an experienced workers' compensation lawyer if you think you have a basis for such a claim.
For assistance, contact Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus, Ohio. We serve clients throughout Ohio in workers' compensation claims.
Put A Renowned Authority To Work For You
At Philip J. Fulton Law Office, we bring to each case considerable experience and expertise. Our attorney team includes a certified workers' compensation lawyer.* We have helped thousands of injured workers, including many who aggravated a pre-existing condition.
Our founding attorney, Philip J. Fulton, is a highly respected authority on Ohio's workers' compensation laws. In addition to his 35-plus years of practice in workers' compensation law, Mr. Fulton is the author of the well-known treatise on workers' compensation, "Ohio Workers' Compensation Law," which is used by workers' compensation attorneys, doctors, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Ohio Industrial Commission and the court system.
If you have substantially aggravated an injury, illness or other medical condition as a result of your work duties, let us put our experience to work for you. We are committed to helping injured workers. We have a proven record of results in workers' compensation claims and appeals.
Contact Our Ohio Injury Aggravation Attorneys
We charge no fees unless we recover workers' compensation benefits for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Columbus injury aggravation lawyer at our firm, call 614-929-3126 or toll free at 866-552-6353. You may also reach us by email.
*Attorney David B. Barnhart is certified as a specialist in workers' compensation by the Ohio State Bar Association.