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Workers’ compensation benefits for pre-existing conditions

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation provides payment for medical expenses and lost wages to Ohio workers who are injured on the job. Temporary total disability benefits are available to workers who are temporarily unable to return to work and permanent total disability benefits are available to those who are permanently unable to return to work. Workers who, because of their injury, are limited in their ability to work, may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. Other wage loss benefits, including vocational rehabilitation and living maintenance are also available to workers who require additional assistance.

The Philip J. Fulton Law Office can help injured workers determine if they qualify for any of these types of workers’ compensation benefits. Our experienced attorneys can also answer questions about the Ohio workers’ compensation system, such as what doctor to go to, whether all medical bills will be covered and how bills are handled. Injured workers are entitled to receive the best medical treatment possible and to receive coverage for all bills stemming from treatment for the work-related injury.

Workers’ compensation does not only provide wage and medical benefits for those who suffered a work-related injury or illness. Injured workers may also be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits for substantial aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Ohio law requires the aggravation to be substantial, a somewhat ambiguous standard underlying these types of cases.

The workers’ compensation lawyers at Philip J. Fulton Law Office are skilled in handling complex pre-existing injury cases and can help injured Ohio workers obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. For more information on pre-existing conditions, please visit our Substantial Aggravation Of A Pre-Existing Condition page.